Natural Gas Hook-up/Stove question

Old 05-01-00, 07:33 PM
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General question(s) for anyone.
I just purchased a home that is 100 years old. I would like to have a gas line hooked up to my house as the water heater and stove are running on propane. I called the service provider (PSE&G NorthEast) but was on hold for too long and I had to hang up. So my question..... Am I responsible for anything as far the initial hook up is concerned or will PSE&G do the digging and so on.. And if anyone knows approximate cost I would greatly appreciate it..
Next..GE pilotless ignition oven. Oven would not light but pilot would.So I inspect and found that there is no gas coming out of the gas valve at the rail.<----? There is an adjustment in this gas valve so I proceed to adjust and walahh..Oven lights BUT have an orange flame//excessive amount of soot building in the oven as it burns..Not good I know.. I went to the GE appliance parts guy and he needs a model #. But I cannot find it.Wherethe &%*& is the model #?? and does it sound like this valve is the problem..Phew my fingers are sore.. Thanks in advance..Dave
Old 05-01-00, 08:21 PM
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In every area I know of, the utility company does not pipe the house but does bring a natural gas line up to the house or up several feet onto the property.

You will need to check with your natural gas company since most companies only run a line x number of feet up from the street.

The homeowner then either pays for the additional footage up to the house or the homeowners plummer installs the houseline down to where the utility's line ends.

It boils down to a cost factor on which you will choose one or the other option. If the house sits close to the street, the gas company will run the line to the house. Your plummer will pipe the house out to the meter.

Regarding that stove. If the orfice and appliance regulator are currently set for propane, they will need to be converted for natural gas, as will the dryer and water heater. Check with the gas company on this also. Many do the this conversion for a fee.

If the burner flames in the oven are too large, since you adjusted the orfice, reduce the flame size down so the flame is one inch less in size on both sides then the flame spreader, which is that plate just above the burner.

An orange flame means dust is burning. This doesn't cause soot. Soot is caused by yellow flames. In your case it may be the flames are too large or the air shutter at the base of the burner tube needs to be opened up some.

Good Luck

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