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jtrom 04-08-2013 09:27 AM

what size flex gas line to stove?
 
I am replacing the steel flex gas line that goes from the hard gas line to the back of the range. I have propane. The replacement I bought is 1\2" and says it's good for gas ranges. The line I am replacing is 3/8". Can I use the new 1/2" flex line (with the correct fittings) in place of 3/8"????

joecaption 04-08-2013 09:32 AM

Bigger is better in this case.
Make sure to use the yellow teflon tape or gas approved pipe dope and check for leaks!
There's also suppost to be a gas shut off there where it comes out of the wall before the hose.

jtrom 04-08-2013 10:06 AM

Thanks Joe. I do have a shut off right there and have some Locktite pipe sealant that is approved for gas.

fetzer85 04-08-2013 11:53 AM

If the fitting on your gas line is 3/8" then I don't see how using a 1/2" flex hose will 'help' per se, but it certainly won't hurt. Now if there's a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer on your gas line I would remove that and hook up your flex line directly.

jtrom 04-08-2013 01:07 PM

Both ends (range end and hard gas line end) had 3/4" to 3/8" reducers. I am putting on 3/4" to 1/2" reducers to make the new flex line work.

fetzer85 04-08-2013 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtrom (Post 1154826)
Both ends (range end and hard gas line end) had 3/4" to 3/8" reducers. I am putting on 3/4" to 1/2" reducers to make the new flex line work.

Gotcha, that makes sense.

Seattle2k 04-08-2013 04:53 PM

Soapy water to check for leaks, right?

hvac benny 04-09-2013 12:27 AM

FYI: don't use dope on the flare fittings for the flex.

paintdrying 04-09-2013 07:39 AM

A little pipe dope on the flare fittings and threads will not be a problem

SeniorSitizen 04-09-2013 08:00 AM

Do NOT put pipe dope on flare or compression fittings no matter where you live. It has no value on a connection that's correct and only makes it aggravating for the next plumber. If you must put something on something put a couple drops of lubricating oil on the threads.


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