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whiteryno 06-03-2011 01:39 PM

Converting from gas to electric for stove
 
I'm having my electrician put my kitchen outlets on a different circuit because my inspector said I'll continue to blow a fuse. HUD home, total rehab, long story short, everyone agreed.

While I'm having him do that I was thinking of converting from gas to electric for oven... If I stay with gas, I have a flex pipe coming up from the basement that the gas company said I have to switch as well...what are the consequences if I don't and how will they ever know are beyond me.

Would it make sense to convert to electric while my electirican is there?

secutanudu 06-03-2011 03:25 PM

I don't think you want that flex pipe running up from the basement. They won't know until they see your house on fire.

If you want an electric oven, it'd make sense to convert. Or have that flex pipe replaced with rigid pipe.

cgoll 06-03-2011 04:01 PM

I converted from gas to electric about 8 years ago. How far from your circuit panel to the stove? You'll need to run 6/3 wire which is not cheap! My run cost about $300 just for wire and copper was a lot cheaper back then.

Most likely cheaper to fix the pipe unless you really prefer an electric stove.

whiteryno 06-03-2011 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by secutanudu (Post 660527)
I don't think you want that flex pipe running up from the basement. They won't know until they see your house on fire.

If you want an electric oven, it'd make sense to convert. Or have that flex pipe replaced with rigid pipe.


Yeah don't really care about an electric oven. Just not sure if fixing that flex pipe is a big issue or not.

whiteryno 06-03-2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by whiteryno (Post 660564)
Yeah don't really care about an electric oven. Just not sure if fixing that flex pipe is a big issue or not.


And whats the problem with the flex pipe running up from the basement anyway

a7ecorsair 06-03-2011 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by whiteryno (Post 660567)
And whats the problem with the flex pipe running up from the basement anyway

When you say flexible pipe are you referring to what is call CSS - Corrugated Stainless Steel or just copper tubing?

rjniles 06-03-2011 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by a7ecorsair (Post 660608)
When you say flexible pipe are you referring to what is call CSS - Corrugated Stainless Steel or just copper tubing?

He probably talking about the corrugated steel or brass gas appliance connector. They are not approved for through the floor or wall use. You are also supposed to have a gas cock (shutoff valve) in the same room as the appliance.

Fixing it involves installing threaded black pipe from below the floor into the location of the appliance and installing a gas cock.

a7ecorsair 06-03-2011 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 660612)
They are not approved for through the floor or wall use. You are also supposed to have a gas cock (shutoff valve) in the same room as the appliance.

Interesting:mad: The heating company that did the gas work on my new house ran CSS from the crawl space into the kitchen for the LP gas stove. The shut off is at the manifold in the crawl space.

rjniles 06-03-2011 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by a7ecorsair (Post 660614)
Interesting:mad: The heating company that did the gas work on my new house ran CSS from the crawl space into the kitchen for the LP gas stove. The shut off is at the manifold in the crawl space.

CSS is OK for that use but the gas cock must be in the same room as the appliance. CSS and the corrugated appliance connector of which I spoke are different animals.


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