New Location For Gas Range - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 10-27-2016, 10:00 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 105
Rewards Points: 176
Default

New Location for Gas Range


I need to run pipe for new location of gas range.
I live in Chicago metro area.
It will be DIY.
What pipe do I use?
Do I need to be able to thread it myself?
3/4"?
giddyap is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-27-2016, 10:18 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 8,058
Rewards Points: 80
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


Quote:
Originally Posted by giddyap View Post
I need to run pipe for new location of gas range.
I live in Chicago metro area.
It will be DIY.
What pipe do I use?
Do I need to be able to thread it myself?
3/4"?
This is the same as the one posted in the electrical section right? (it's just for reference. I want to direct you here, but got busy.)

I know that Chicago has some strange rules. So not everything will match.

You have a gas line already? A sketch with lengths and sizes will help, right back to the meter. We will need input btus for each appliance. Unless you want to run a new line right from the meter. (very common around here, as it's easier not to disturb the existing appliances)

In either case, we need to know what the btu input of the range is. Total line length.

Most ranges have inlets that are 3/8" or 1/2". Most runs will be 1/2" or 3/4" at least.

Many jurisdictions require a gas technician to at least sign off on it. So you'll have to do the pressure/leak test in front of them. Have the line identified correctly. Painted outdoors, if required. (black iron requires it.) Sleaved through concrete/Brick. Properly supported. Terminated with the rated shutoff valve.

As for material, personally, I love black pipe. Some people like copper. Others corrugated flexible piping, such as trakpipe. (or however you spell their brand) Copper and Trakpipe is sold in long rolls, and that's it. HD will cut and thread Black iron pipe for you in the store.

Cheers!
supers05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-28-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,164
Rewards Points: 354
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


In many areas, such as my own, copper is no longer code for natural gas line material. Your local codes may differ.
Basically we are left with gastite and black iron as materials to use. I love the look of a nice black iron run, nice and straight compared to gastite.
We have to show a training certificate to purchase the gastite material.
Size depends on BTU.
You should plan on the possible need to thread.
Inspection will be needed.
Don't forget your shutoff valves and sediment traps.
roughneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-28-2016, 02:51 PM   #4
Breakin' Stuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 690
Rewards Points: 1,374
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


The big box hardware stores have so many different size pieces you may not need to get any cut to size. Measure and sketch your layout, then buy some extra pieces just in case.

And don't forget a shutoff valve, unions, and a dirt leg. Oh, and use pipe dope!!
__________________
Renovations to my 1947 home can be followed here: www.schlosserhouse.com

Last edited by Bret86844; 10-28-2016 at 02:52 PM. Reason: Added additional info.
Bret86844 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 52
Rewards Points: 55
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


Black iron is tried and true and will give trouble free performance when installed correctly.
True enough on the sizing comments and securing it well is also important. CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing) which goes by various names is all the rage now. It goes by different names and I don't use it myself. I still can't believe the big boxes sell this to the retail floor patrons as it's not a simple DIY product and can cause big problems if not used correctly. Don't need to go on about fuel gas leaks do we?
LeakyMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2016, 04:58 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 8,058
Rewards Points: 80
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


I don't like the way that flexible pipe looks anyways. Makes my jobs look quite sloppy. I've seen places rip them out only because of that. For code purposes, they call is pipe here. They use the term CSST is only for the short final flexible connectors that everyone uses for ranges to connect them to solid pipe. I know, it's the same thing, but apparently not on paper, lol.

Our gas codes don't require drip/dirt legs for ranges. (and a few other appliances) Check your local codes first.

Cheers!
supers05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2016, 08:52 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 105
Rewards Points: 176
Default


Pipe dope for gas pipes is the same stuff I use for water, right?
Whereas teflon tape for gas is different (yellow).
giddyap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2016, 10:14 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 8,058
Rewards Points: 80
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


Teflon isn't legal for us, so I haven't noticed. (ontario) Dope has to say "for use for natural gas" usually along with several others)

Then again, neither are street elbows, which are legal in some states.

Cheers!
supers05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2016, 10:52 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,164
Rewards Points: 354
Default

Re: New Location for Gas Range


Pipe dope only, tape isn't legal or recommended.
Dope must be listed for use with natural gas. I like key-tite myself.
roughneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jenn-Air Downdraft range blower question Master Brian Appliances 0 10-30-2015 04:07 PM
Switching from electric to gas range JKeefe Electrical 64 01-05-2014 12:09 PM
fantech outside mounted range hood fan carpdad Appliances 0 11-29-2012 12:29 PM
range hood opening is bigger than range hood jacks16 HVAC 2 06-23-2011 06:19 AM
Moving Electric Range Plug dmartins Electrical 3 11-23-2010 07:48 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts