Restraining device for a gas appliance

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Old 05-12-16, 09:15 AM
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Restraining device for a gas appliance

My question is about the necessity of installing a restraining cable when commercial gas appliance is connected with flexible gas connector but doesn't have casters.
According to some gas codes, a restraining device is required for all types of movable gas appliances when flexible gas connector is used. According to manufacturers of commercial gas appliances and the manufacturer of the flexible gas connector, restraining device should be used when the appliance has casters.
The appliance in question doesn't have casters, but it can be moved by the average person with relative ease. Is it still considered movable? And if not, should restraining cable still be installed?
 
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Old 05-12-16, 10:11 AM
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Since you said 'commercial', you will have to check with the city and maybe the gas company.

I've worked on residential kitchens for 15 years and consider any range, standard or professional quality, movable (with or without casters). So this restraining cable must apply to commercial applications only.
 
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Old 05-12-16, 06:51 PM
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The appliance in question doesn't have casters, but it can be moved by the average person with relative ease. Is it still considered movable? And if not, should restraining cable still be installed?
You're right.... I believe the code says if the stove has casters then a tether is required.
However, I'm seeing inspectors require a tether on any flexible gas line connected stove that can be moved.... period.

This is strictly commercial applications..... not in a home.
 
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Old 05-13-16, 03:14 AM
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In our area there is no distinction between having castors or not.
The idea is even without casters a flex line would allow you to move the appliance for cleaning and stress the hose if not tethered.
 
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