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Old 08-31-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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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:

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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?

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
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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.

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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?

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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.
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It looks to me like it's an old gas line. There was probably a gas range there at one time.
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That's a type of valve typically used at natural gas distribution piping:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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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.
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That is not Galv, that is Black Iron. It is just that the camera made it look like Galv.
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And the size of the plug says its 1/2. The shut-off valve is not plastic, looks like cast iron to me.
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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.
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Does anyone even read these posts?
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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