Installing gas cooktop

Old 10-24-07, 12:40 PM
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Question Installing gas cooktop

Hello. I am attempting to replace an electric cooktop with a gas model. There is a gas pipe stubbed out in the proper place beneath the cutout, but it only comes out of the wall a few inches and is capped. There is no valve or flexible hose, etc. I would like to know if hooking this up is something pretty easy that I could do myself (I am pretty handy. I've done a lot of electrical work, carpentry, automotive work... but I have never worked with gas lines). I read some other forums talking about how only a professional should do gas line work because leaks are common and a manometer must be used to check the pressure, etc... But it seems like this may be OK since I am not running additional pipe or anything. Anyway... any advice on how to properly do this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Old 10-25-07, 05:09 AM
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Hello TCStuckey3 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Although the gas appliances topic deals more with appliance repairs more then gas appliance installations, if you are handy and use safe installation methods, you can install the appliance yourself.

Brief Overview:
First, turn off the gas at the main source, which is usually located at the meter. Remove the cap on the supply pipe where the stove will be installed. Install a 5/8ths shut off valve. Then install 5/8ths connector to shut off valve.

Then install 5/8ths adapter to gas inlet supply pipe to stove. Next, connect other end of connector to adapter.

>>>Use pipe dope, not pipe tape, on the threads.

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