Gas Range installation w/flex line


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Old 08-04-08, 02:49 PM
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Gas Range installation w/flex line

Hi All,

What diameter flex line and shut off valve will I need to install with a new Whirlpool gas range?

My installation is being done in a house at least 60 years old with 3/4" i.d. black pipe as the natural gas feed. The house already has a natural gas boiler and a natural gas hot water heater.

I have been looking over some of the past postings in here but that has left me unsure about the specifications I need.

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Old 08-04-08, 04:58 PM
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You're best off using a 1/2 inch flex connector.

The shut off valve should attach to the 3/4" iron stub, you may have to reduce it down to the 1/2 inch connector usually supplied with the flex. The range will require a 1/2 inch MIP connector.

Do not ever try to attach the flare style fittings with regular pipe threaded fittings. They will leak.
 
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Old 08-05-08, 07:14 AM
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That was my initial reaction too - to go with a 1/2" flex line, especially since I already had a couple of spares that I had gotten for a gas dryer. I am assuming that a flex gas line for a dryer is compatible with a gas range.

However, a couple of the prior posts on this forum (about hooking up gas ranges) referred to a larger size of line being recommended by range manufacturers (maybe being due to the high gas demand of some modern gas ranges). Or did I just interpret it wrong? I'm pretty comfortable with the mechanics of the installation. It's the sizing that I am somewhat uncertain about.

By the way, what does 'MIP' mean?

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Old 08-05-08, 07:38 AM
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MIP = Male inside pipe

Hank knows about the rest of it and I needed more characters in my post.
 
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Unless your range is a high end model, 1/2" flex should be fine.

MIP = Male (thread) Iron Pipe size or ID (inside diameter).
 
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Old 08-05-08, 08:01 AM
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oops...see thought I knew it...always heard it as inside pipe...ahh well. Pretty early to be responding to anything anyway..

Should have looked here first I guess...could have been any of these...NOT!

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/MIP
 
 

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