Fireplace Gas Logs Removal for Pellet Stove Insert

Hello,
I am seeking advice. I would like to remove the natural gas log from the fireplace and replace it with a wood pellet stove. The problem is I can not easily remove the black natural gas pipe because the lower level is finished.
However, I could cap the black pipe inside the fireplace, but I am not sure if that is a wise idea being just a couple of inches from the wood pellet stove insert.
Your help is appreciated!
Thanks, Joe
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Joe K. wrote:

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I'm sure. :)
I guess you're saying there is no access except through finished wall of the gas line that feeds the fireplace? It would certainly be far better if this is to be a permanent installation to cut the gas off at the point that line branches off from the rest of the service. If it were me, I'd bite the bullet and at a bare minimum install a valve at that point and cap the (empty) line. Better would be to separate that feed line and cap it and the unused branch line at that branch point so if it were ever desired to revert it wouldn't have gotten full of spider webs, etc., over the years.
If that is a _MAJOR_ effort/problem, unless the fire rating of the stove insert is for close proximity to a wall I wouldn't leave a capped line within that area at all and wouldn't like it even even if it satisfied the proximity requirements just as a matter of principle--you don't know what somebody else might do in the future and the consequences of a mishap are potentially severe.
I don't know a specific code here, this is just my intuition...
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Good advice and makes logical sense! I appreciate your response!
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