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Old 02-09-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: in the good ol' South
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My husband may be transferred to Weston next yr, and I've been looking at homes in that general area, and I can't find anything that's plumbed for gas. Does that not exist in S. FL? I'm a big cook, and I've had my eye on a big gas range that I want to put in our next home, but I'm only seeing electric ranges in the kitchens, and it looks like the homes aren't even plumbed for gas, so you couldn't make the switch if you wanted to. We're looking in the $400-450k range if that matters. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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You generally can only find gas on properties not built as part of typical subdivision development. Weston consists almost exclusively of subdivision development. Next door in Davie or Southwest Ranches you can easily find homes with gas. Homes in your price range generally have an acre of land that are much more loosely zoned (they also allow horses, chickens, business vehicles/boats/RVs parked in driveways, etc.)
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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Interesting - thanks! I'll look at those areas too.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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A lot of homes that we looked at in Weston had summer kitchens that are hooked up to propane tanks. If you are set on Weston maybe you can find a house with a summer kitchen. We bought a home with one. It has a big grill area and 4 gas burners incased in granite with cabinets below. I use it all the time. I had a gas stove in NJ and I miss it. I know it is not the same but for me the outside kitchen is the next best thing.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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So, is it possible to get a hook up for the range? I really want a chef style range for my home, but thought that the installation of the gas line would be too expensive or prohibited. Also, Fauve, can you tell me what neiborhood in NYC would most remind you of Weston - my friend who lives in Miami said she though Forest Hills. What do you think?
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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No, I don't think you can have a gas hook up. Just a free standing propane tank.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Chelsea, Like a free standing grill would have, not those big tanks. We had one of those for our fireplace in PA. I don't think they deliver gas down here. You have to carry your little propane tank to Walmart or wherever they sell propane and get it filled.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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I have seen homes with the gas and it is hooked up where the ac is but I haven't seen that in communities, I will have to make sure that is one of my questions when I start looking again.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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My husband may be transferred to Weston next yr, and I've been looking at homes in that general area, and I can't find anything that's plumbed for gas. Does that not exist in S. FL? I'm a big cook, and I've had my eye on a big gas range that I want to put in our next home, but I'm only seeing electric ranges in the kitchens, and it looks like the homes aren't even plumbed for gas, so you couldn't make the switch if you wanted to. We're looking in the $400-450k range if that matters. Thanks!
You can put in a propane tank and have the gas company run a propane line into the house for you. Although my home is plummed for a gas stove we put in an auxillery propane heater because of frequent ice storms which include power outages and it was easier just to put in a secondary line from the tank to the stove than to tap into the existing piping.

Of course, since you probably live in some grandious high-falutin' subdivision, you might not be able to put in a propane tank, even in your own back yard where nobody can see it. So you better check with the HOA before even considering such an option.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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20 can you tell me what something like that cost? And if I were to have the propane for me stove, how often do you think I would need to fill it up?
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