Installing Propane Stove - Kitchen Has No Gas

Old 12-30-17, 03:06 PM
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Installing Propane Stove - Kitchen Has No Gas

My home has a natural gas water heater and furnace in the 2nd story attic, and gas at the fireplace. There is no gas in the kitchen, and no good way to get there from any of the places listed above, or from the gas meter on the opposite side of the house.

I'd like to have a gas range in the kitchen. The wall where the stove is located is an exterior wall. One idea I had was putting a large propane tank outside. There is a propane supply company not far from where I live where I could fill up the tank every few months; I've already spoken to the owner. He estimated that a large propane tank would last 6 months or more. I don't know the exact capacity; it was about 4 feet tall.

Many gas stoves include a conversion kit, or a conversion kit could be purchased separately. A kit and a tank would be far cheaper than the thousands of dollars I was quoted to run flex line down the wall from the 2nd floor attic. Add the materials (pipe and fittings) to connect the tank to the stove, and I think it would still be much cheaper.

So, I'd drill a hole thru the exterior wall behind where the stove would go and poke a pipe thru it. I'd set the propane tank outside on the other side of the wall where a concrete patio is where the A/C fans are. What size fittings/connectors would I need on each side? How do I anchor the pipe in place so it is stable and secure? Is this a feasible plan?

Thanks in advance!
Old 12-30-17, 03:48 PM
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Nope, most likely you local codes will call for a permit to do this and require a licenced plumber or the gas company to do the work, also your supply lines will be likely under sized and need to be changed.
Old 12-30-17, 06:01 PM
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I think Joe misread your post and believes you are trying to run natural gas.

That would be my personal goal. I don't like large propane storage tanks near my house and in your case if I had natural gas I'd find a way to run it. That aside..... you'll need to check with your town to see if a large propane tank can be self installed.
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Does your house have a crawl space or basement? If so it could be possible to run a new natural gas line underneath the floor to get over to the new stove.

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