Modern gas ovens have a safety feature which prevents the gas from coming on until the electric glow plug is hot enough to ignite the gas. As a result, you will not be able to light the stove without a source of AC electricity
I haven't had gas in a long time but I believe there is an device to shut the gas off if the pilot goes out. (thermocouple?) That could be the issue on some devices. Electricity goes out, it shuts a valve to the gas, and you can't manually relight it w/o bypassing the safety system.
Originally Posted by DogStar69
turn the knob and light it with a match or one of these.
Do you mean the burners or oven? I don't know what you are asking. You don't turn the pilot on. It's always lit. There is an electrical switch that clicks it on or you have to light it by hand if not from the outside. You only have to light the pilot if the flame goes out for some reason. And if it's not lit that means a small amount of gas is leaking out.
If it's the oven I don't know. I would look for the pilot light before the power goes out and then use a match from there with the temperature on low.
Why are so many people so unprepared? You can live pretty well with a minimal investment and thinking ahead for a couple of weeks. No need to be cold, hungry, thirsty, or w/o gasoline. You should have this stuff around even w/o a storm coming. There is simply no excuse to not have it if you had 5 days warning and even $200 in the bank. Your car should have a full tank before the storm hits. You should have extra on hand in cans already if you want to drive a lot or far or run a generator. Food, cooking fuel, ways to stay warm, water, they're all easy. Even minor power supply for electronics and such is not that expensive or hard to keep around.
Unless your home was swept away, in which case it's understandable to a degree (you should have already left the area), there's not much excuse for the hysteria we're seeing in parts of NY/NJ.
Howard's personal weatherman was laying out exactly which areas would flood half a day before it hit. As soon as they know the estimated height of the storm surge they know exactly which lots will be inundated.
You have got to be crazy to stand in line for 4 hours to get 2 1/2 gallons of gas. That won't run a generator long and your car should already have more than that to exit the area if needed.
Is this a NY/NJ thing? Is it related to living in urban areas? Are there any grownup responsible people left?
Two boxes of spaghetti. if the power goes out chances are that the gas will go out to or be turned off for preventative purposes. If he a has gas stove and the gas is still on he won't know how to turn the pilot on which is electric. He is helpless and won't know that you can turn the gas burner on with a match. You are supposed to have ready to eat food that you don't need to cook such as canned goods and crackers or bread or fruit or vegetables.
iPad if his power goes out that means Wifi and other signals in the area will be out too. I doubt he has much stuff downloaded into the shitty iPad's memory to keep him entertained for more than 3 minutes.
Howard probably has a panic "room"* in all both his double sized Penthouse and Castle by the sea with their own power sources should the electricity go out.
* Which is probably the size of most people's homes.