Stove Installation

Old 08-29-02, 07:51 AM
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Question installing Tappan gas stove???

We are replacing our current stove with a used Tappan gas range (self cleaning, purchased new in 1995). Our current stove is from 1950 and smells like gas whenever we use the oven, which is why we're getting rid of it.

My question: is disconnecting the old stove and hooking up the new one a "do it yourself" task? I'm fairly handy and would like to avoid cost of a professional if possible, but don't want to mess up the gas connection and blow up our house! If it's a straightforward undertaking, can you tell me the steps for disconnecting/reconnecting the stove or point me to a reference source for this info?

Thanks for your advice
Old 08-29-02, 04:56 PM
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Hello spiderwise. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Replacing a stove certainly can be a do-it-yourself project. Some piping work may be required. You'll need 2 pipe wrenches and 1 adjustable 12 inch wrench. You'll also have to remove the current gas connection parts all the way down to the gas supply pipe.

You may have to turn off the entire gas supply, at the main inlet to the house, which is usually at the meter. The turn off valve, at the meter for a single family house, is on the pipe extending up out of the ground.

The existing older connectors, adaptors, etc. usually do not fit the newer stoves and ranges. You'll have to install a new gas shutoff valve on the supply pipe and complete stove gas flex-line and adaptors.

An appliance regulator may also have to be installed. This part should be included with the stove. Most newer stoves already have the regulator preinstalled.

An excellent source for gas shutoff valves, gas flex-lines, etc installation parts is at your local retail appliance parts store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Another source may be a privately owned local retail hardware store. I personally suggest local and private as a better means of finding knowledgeable assistance but it may not always be the case in some areas.

Removal and installation requirements vary from installation to installation. Some installations are based upon energy source used as fuel {Nat Gas or Propane} and existing connections.

Codes vary widely. Check with your local building and safety department. Some electrical work may also be needed to make available a grounded 3 prong electrical recepticle available.

Contact your propane gas supplier if propane is used and or the local natural gas company if natural gas is used, prior to turning off or on any natural gas meter for installation of new appliances.

Read the prior topics, within this forum, on this subject of stove and or range replacement and the replies offered.

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