Do you need to install a new stove or replace your old one? We hope that you are aware of the dangers of installing gas lines on your own. Remember, gas leaks are among the most common causes of fire-related accidents at home and in businesses. So instead of taking things into your own hand, hire a trusted and licensed service provider who can set up your gas-fueled appliances for you. But just for the sake of illustration, here’s a step-by-step guide on how a propane gas line for a stove is installed!
How to Install a Propane Line for a Stove
- Your home must already have its own propane gas line that has been installed by a licensed propane supplier.
- First of all, the floor in front of the stove should be covered with cardboard. The old stove range will be slid out from the wall, unplugged and removed.
- The new gas range will be brought to the kitchen or the work area where it will be installed. Measurements will be taken to ensure that the new line will be cut accordingly. The line should be long enough to connect from the propane tank to the gas stove.
- A pilot hole measuring a quarter of an inch in diameter will be cut through the floor and into the basement where another hole will be made to connect to the tank. The pilot hole should be large enough and should be in the correct location.
- From the basement, another ¼-inch pilot hole will be drilled to the house wall. This is where the pipe to the propane tank will pass. Again, the pilot hole is ensured that it’s in the correct position and that it is large enough.
- Now a black steel pipe that measures ¾ inch in diameter will be cut. It should be lengthy enough to cover the distance from the stove range to the floor, to the basement and finally, the propane tank. The ends of the pipe will be deburred with a pipe reamer to make them smooth. Doing so will help create a seal.
- ¾-inch diestock will be used to cut threads on the pipe’s ends. The pipe will be laid out from the stove to the propane tank, through the basement. The gas pipe joint compound will, of course, be used to seal and thread the pipes before they are joined together. Sections will be secured with the use of black steel fittings. Each of these fittings will be tightened with the use of pipe wrenches.
- Afterward, the pipe assembly will be secured to the overhead floor joists with the use of pipe hangers. They will be extended up to the kitchen where a service valve will be installed.
- To avoid corrosion, the gas pipe that extends outside the house will be sprayed with rust-preventative paint. Afterward, a pressure test will be performed by a licensed technician to ensure that the tank isn’t leaking. Once done, the copper gas line will be hooked to the propane tank.
- The local gas company should be called afterward to inspect the installation and verify the absence of leaks.
- An anti-tip bracket will be installed on the wall behind the stove range. The gas connection will be hooked to the appliance and the power cord will be plugged.
- The stove range will be slid into place and connected to the anti-tip bracket.
- Finally, the work area will be cleaned. Another leak test will be performed and when the connection is verified safe, the burners will be tested.
We hope that you learned how to install propane gas line for your stove today. To avoid accidents, just call the best Sunny Isles Beach plumbers for gas line installation. Douglas Orr Plumbing provides local plumbing services in Sunny Isles Beach FL including gas leak detection, plumbing appliance installation, kitchen remodeling water heater repair, outdoor kitchen remodeling, drain pipe cleaning and many more! Call us at (305) 240-6731to schedule a service!
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