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Old 04-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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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"????

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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.

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Thanks Joe. I do have a shut off right there and have some Locktite pipe sealant that is approved for gas.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Soapy water to check for leaks, right?
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FYI: don't use dope on the flare fittings for the flex.
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A little pipe dope on the flare fittings and threads will not be a problem
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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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