Originally Posted by CraigFL
What you want to do is fine but where you cut the line needs to be sealed properly. If it's copper pipe/tubing, it will need to be capped and soldered. You wouln't want someone to accidentally turn the gas on at the shutoff without it being sealed properly.
i just need to cut it so i can easily unscrew a small piece of pipe where i actually have room to get to it. it's 1/2" steel pipe.
easy way: cut pipe, unscrew 1 small piece of pipe, cap fitting
hard way: unscrew 10 fittings with no room to work, cap fitting