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newdiyer 08-31-2010 12:47 AM

what pipe is this?
 
I want to replace my broken electric range with a gas range. When I look through the bottom panel to the wall, I see this:

http://www.diychatroom.com/members/n...ums/what-pipe/

I think (hope) this is a gas supply line - (the pic is on it's side, I couldn't make it upright) . How would I make sure before the Sears guys get here to put the new one in?

Thanks

Jacques 08-31-2010 05:38 AM

looks like a water line for heat. galvanized pipe? plastic shut-off?? you should call a plumber otherwise you're going to have an extra range sitting in your kitchen.

Mr Chips 08-31-2010 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by newdiyer (Post 493596)
I think (hope) this is a gas supply line - (the pic is on it's side, I couldn't make it upright) . How would I make sure before the Sears guys get here to put the new one in?

Thanks

Go into the basement and trace it back to see where it goes. it could be anything

EDIT : Upon further review, it does look like a gas pipe. I just enlarged the thumbnail, it's clearly not a pvc valve as listed above, and not galv pipe, but clearly a gasvalve and probably black pipe that's been painted.

fabrk8r 08-31-2010 07:51 AM

It looks to me like it's an old gas line. There was probably a gas range there at one time.

Michael Thomas 08-31-2010 08:51 AM

That's a type of valve typically used at natural gas distribution piping:

gregzoll 08-31-2010 08:56 AM

That would be a gas line. As for Sears, they will do nothing with the range, other than remove the old, and just drop the new on the floor and leave. Their liability does not cover hooking up gas lines to appliances. For that, they will tell you to schedule a plumber to hook up your new range.

fabrk8r 08-31-2010 09:03 AM

Hook up the new gas range yourself. Remove the 1/2" square pipe plug and attach the new flex line between the existing elbow and new range. Use teflon tape and pipe dope approved for NG. Leak check old and new connections with soap bubbles before putting into service.

del schisler 08-31-2010 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newdiyer (Post 493596)
I want to replace my broken electric range with a gas range. When I look through the bottom panel to the wall, I see this:

http://www.diychatroom.com/members/n...ums/what-pipe/

I think (hope) this is a gas supply line - (the pic is on it's side, I couldn't make it upright) . How would I make sure before the Sears guys get here to put the new one in?

Thanks

Look like a gas line with a 3/4" plug. The gas line's are 3/4" with adapter on the stove's 1" pipe. Make sure and use the right pipe sealer . Not the teflon tape. Now their is a yellow tape for lines. But i would use the pipe dope for gas pipe's Now i am talking about the conector from the pipe at the wall and the adapter that goes on the stove. The conector will be a flaired fitting on both ends to hook up the stove up . May be a flex line? but may be to short. You may have to flair the ends of a copper line. If you don't have or know how to do this . Get someone that does. Don't take a chance on I can do that. As you know a leaking pipe can kill you same as a explosion . do it right chech after with dish soap on all fiting's to see if leaking. soap will boubble. Or their is a leak detector also good luck

rdh4411 08-31-2010 10:51 AM

pipe
 
That is definitely a gas pipe. if that "Tee" is in the way, you will have to locate the main gas valve and turn off.. take the nipples and fittings apart until you get to the pipe that is coming up from the floor that has the Tee on it, remove that Tee. use a joint compound rated for gas on the pipe threads and put a 1/2" galvanized Elbow on and tighten, now reinstall all the nipples and fittings back the same way. turn gas back on, use any type of soapy water around all the joints to test for leaks. If you see bubbles you must re due it.
Sears installer should be able to take it from there. good luck

fabrk8r 08-31-2010 10:53 AM

The OP is replacing electric range with a new gas range.

Read my replies and you will have no problems. Just make sure to test for leaks before putting into service.

Some people will have a problem with the galvanized elbow on a NG run, but if that's the only fitting that's galvanized there shouldn't be any need for concern.

gregzoll 08-31-2010 01:20 PM

That is not Galv, that is Black Iron. It is just that the camera made it look like Galv.

Kellie Dobbie 08-31-2010 05:30 PM

And the size of the plug says its 1/2. The shut-off valve is not plastic, looks like cast iron to me.

fabrk8r 08-31-2010 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by fabrk8r (Post 493700)
Hook up the new gas range yourself. Remove the 1/2" square pipe plug and attach the new flex line between the existing elbow and new range. Use teflon tape and pipe dope approved for NG. Leak check old and new connections with soap bubbles before putting into service.

Does anyone even read these posts? :eek:

del schisler 08-31-2010 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by fabrk8r (Post 493913)
Does anyone even read these posts? :eek:

waist of time That's why i doin't post most of the time . I have hook up so dam many stove's and seen lot's of hook up's . Oh well ????


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