faint gas smell after installing gas stove

Old 11-07-07, 01:15 PM
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faint gas smell after installing gas stove

We just moved into a house that has been "closed up" for two years. after installing the stove today i smell gas faintly. is that normal? i checked all the joiints for leaks and dont see any?
Old 11-08-07, 04:54 AM
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No it's not normal. Check the flexable line from the hard pipe to the stove really good. If you cannot find it then call someone that can use an electronic sniffer.
Old 11-08-07, 06:27 AM
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Hello mariazhowse. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Does the appliance have spark ignition? Or does it have constant burning pilots?

If the stove has pilots, one may not be lighted. If the stove does have spark ignition, the leak may be very tiny. May or may not be at a fitting in the connection. But do soap test those areas fist. Leak detection soap may need to be used.

Be sure to soap test under and completely around all fittings and connections. Allow some time for the soap to bubble and suspect very tiny bubbles to form at a leaky fitting.

Once located, turn off the gas supply, disconnect that fitting. Either that fitting is not connected correctly with the right parts or the parts are not fitted together properly.

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