Gas fitting needed for Range gas connector

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Old 10-15-13, 05:25 PM
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Gas fitting needed for Range gas connector

Is there any gas fitting for male 5/8" OD X female 1/2"?

I have a Range Stainless Steel Gas Connector 4 ft. 5/8 in. O.D.

I have this situation. (see pictures below)
 
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Both ends will need to be the same sized flare.
Any box store will have the fittings and the flex lines.
 
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Old 10-15-13, 06:14 PM
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I know. It just need the fitting for the gas valve.

I need male 5/8" OD X female 1/2. Where can I get it?
 
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Replace the gas valve. Also the stove side is not a flare from my view and that adpter needs to be changed..

Then get the adapters you need from the home store or plumbing supply.
 
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Replacing the gas valve. Is that the only way to get it connected?

I already bought a gas line that perfectly fits to the range.

Is there no fitting adapter for the gas valve?
 
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I'm not seeing the issue, two flared fitting one just has a cap on it.
 
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The issue is that the gas line does not fit to the gas valve. It needs a fitting adapter.
 
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This looks like no flare fitting!!!!! Maybe my eyes are bad or the pic... That face looks table topped and not rounded to me...


Take the cap off the valve and lets look see....



 
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You need to get your eyes checked, Mike. That is definitely a flare fitting.
 
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This is what it needs. Please see pictures below.

The gas valve has the same size as the adapter shows in the pictures below. The adapter and gas valve both are 1/2", so it needs another adapter that fits to the gas line as shown in the pictures below.

Hopefully this time understandable what it needs.
 
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You need a 3/8" gas flex not a 5/8" for the gas valve side. But that does not help with the stove side right?

The range/stove side is good and fits that flex, but the gas valve side does not correct???

1. If you want to use that gas flex then you must change that gas valve. There is no adapter for that style valve with the flare end built into it.

2. If you buy a 3/8" gas flex then it will fit the gas valve side and you need to get an adapter for the stove side which they do make.

3/8" gas flex.

Amazon.com: Smart Choice - Stainless-Steel Gas Dryer Connector: Appliances

3/8 x 1/2 adapter






Here is a problem though.....

A 3/8 gas flex line can support only so many btu's...

How many BTU is the stove????

You may need to change the gas valve anyway to be able to use the 5/8" gas flex you have.

That connection you have may have been for a dryer. If so the whole line may not support the btu of the stove.

Your looking for trouble if so IMO...

Most ranges are 80 to 90 k btu... Dryers are around 22k btu...

 
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You need a 3/8" gas flex not a 5/8" for the gas valve side. But that does not help with the stove side right?

The range/stove side is good and fits that flex, but the gas valve side does not correct???

Yes, it is correct.

Why they are selling 5/8 gas flex as a range gas flex if it does not fit?

I also have following adapters.
 
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Why they are selling 5/8 gas flex as a range gas flex if it does not fit?
5/8 is for a range. That gas valve you have and that line was probably for a dryer no?

If you can answer some of the questions I asked I could help you better.

The 3/8 lines are for dryers that have lower BTU's.

Read this again. Do you understand this?


Here is a problem though.....

A 3/8 gas flex line can support only so many btu's...

How many BTU is the stove????

You may need to change the gas valve anyway to be able to use the 5/8" gas flex you have.

That connection you have may have been for a dryer. If so the whole line may not support the btu of the stove.

Your looking for trouble if so IMO...

Most ranges are 80 to 90 k btu... Dryers are around 22k btu...



 
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The gas valve is in the kitchen. It is not for a dryer.

I do not know why they installed a gas valve for a dryer in the kitchen where the stove must be connected with this valve.

I don't know how many BTU the stove is. It is just a standard stove with 4 burner.
 
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Look and find a label on the stove. It will tell the btu off all the burners and the oven. Add it all up. That is the btu total...

At 4 ft that 5/8 od gas flex you have will support about 100 k btu. This is why I need the stove total btu.

A 3/8 gas flex ( actually 1/2" od0 at 4 ft will support only 60k btu. ( I am sure the stove is more then that)

I am not trying to argue with you but IMO you need to change that gas valve period.....put the 5/8 line on and be done with it.

You seem reluctant to have someone change that gas valve....
 
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I do not know why they installed a gas valve for a dryer in the kitchen where the stove must be connected with this valve.
Just asking is all. I dont think you told me where this valve was....

Why they are selling 5/8 gas flex as a range gas flex if it does not fit?
It should fit but you have the wrong gas valve on there.....
 
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Screw the brass adapter here in the stove side, and get a 3/8 id / 1/2 od gas flex and hook it up.

Just note you will only have 60 k btu for the stove. If the btu rating of the stove is higher some burners or the oven may not work...


Wait. Just saw that adapter has arrows for which way the gas should flow. You need to get an adapter without that as the flow will be the wrong way...

 
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I think the gas valve is original one as the house was build in 1993.
Is it difficult to change the gas valve?
 
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It could be original to the house as it is a style that is somewhat recent in manufacture. However, the previous range may have been a 20 inch apartment size unit.

Changing the gas valve is not a difficult job but it does mean that you have to turn off the main gas valve at the meter BEFORE removing this valve. You would then need to clean all the old thread paste from the pipe using a small wire brush and being careful not to get any debris inside the pipe. Using fresh thread paste that is approved for gas service you then apply a small amount of the paste to the male thread ONLY and try not to get any on the first thread or inside the pipe. Screw on the new valve and wrench it moderately tight. Then turn on the main gas valve and relight any standing pilot lights such as in a water heater or older furnace or boiler. Using a strong solution of dishwashing detergent and water brush this solution on the valve and threaded area of the pipe looking for expanding bubbles. If there ARE any bubbles then you have a leak and the valve either needs to be tightened some more or else you need to start over.
 
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Also you will need two wrenches. You will need to hold back on the pipe that the valve is attached to so that does not turn out also. You only want the valve to come off.....
 

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Do we need 5/8 gas valve for the gas flex?
Should the new gas valve be sealed by yellow teflon tape?
 
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1/2" gas valve then one of those two top adapters you have..

Yellow tape is good yes...
 
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