I got a call yesterday to change out a gas valve for a commercial kitchen in a big mall near me. This valve is wired in to a fire protection system so that if the fire system above the ovens and fryers dump it shuts off the gas supply. I have never seen one of these valves before but if I can replace or rebuild it I will most likely get a contract to do work in the other eight restaurants and maybe even the same thing for the stores in the airport near by! This guy needs some one to jet the lines on a regular basis at the air port and wants to get the same thing started at this mall and a regular plumber for all the stuff that breaks sounds pretty good to me and with the work I am getting from Lowe's this could be a huge home run for the company! Here are some pictures I did not take a picture of the valve just tried to get the specs to get the rebuild kit this valve is ten years old and his fire company supplied him with a valve but when I looked at it I could tell right away that it was not going to work as it was the wrong size! I then noticed that it had a rebuild number on it So I hope to be able to get the kit and can leave the thing in place and just swap out the parts. But if any of you guys have worked on these please give me some input always like to get all the info I can.
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2" Gas valve for commercial kitchen