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Old 10-25-2009, 03:33 AM   #1
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Gas leak on new range installation

After installing a new range I cannot stop a slight gas leak at the regulator connection. I have the fittings very tight but still have a slight gas smell/leak. I tried tape on the flared fittings but still have a leak. I was told not to put joint compound on internal flare fittings so I have not tried that. Suggestions please.


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Old 10-25-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hi! First question-Did you install a new flexible gas line?

First of all tape or pipe dope MUST NEVER EVER be used on a compression fitting.
The threaded nut pulls the smooth surfaces together for an air tight fit. Any thing on the threads will hinder the process.

Re using an old flex line with a new nipple some times fails-The flair in the flexline must compress against the rounded nipple. Often the flair on a used line is to mashed to re form itself to the new nipple.

I hope this helps,I haven't had enough coffee to think clearly yet.Good luck--MIKE--


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