Gas range installation

Old 03-06-03, 07:34 AM
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I was looking to purchase a new gas freestanding gas range and I was wondering how to install it myself. The salesman says it will cost $75 for someone to hook up the gas and I'm sure it is something I should be able to do myself. I haven't found any information on the web about "how-to" do this however. Is it safer to just have a contractor or the store dealer install it?
Old 03-07-03, 03:29 AM
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Hello dtrich and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

Whether you can install the appliance yourself, much depends upon your current skills, usage and possession of hand tools, etc.

Basically, connecting a new stove can be a simple doityourself project. All that's needed is a few simple steps, some prior knowledge in the usage of common hand tools and a bit of caution.

Take into consideration to do the task yourself you'll need two or three hand tools. Adjustable wrench, water pump pliers and a pipe wrench or two.

Also consider your going to have to remove and install all new piping fittings. These fittings would be the shut off valve on the gas supply pipe extending out of the wall or up through the floor, a new flex gas line and the adapter on the inlet pipe of the stove.

A range connecting kit usually contains all or most all the fittings. Fact is more then is really needed depending upon applications which do vary. The only additional part needed will be a shut off valve.

The reason I suggest changing to all new gas connection parts is because most likely the existing ones will not interchange with the new connections.

Soap test all connections for leaks upon job completion.

The local gas company may also connect ranges for a small connect fee should you care to explore that option.

Read the prior topics, within this forum, on this subject of stove and or dryer connecting and the replies offered. Doing so will provide you with plenty of additional information.

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