Oven gas line

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by rssahlman, May 12, 2011.

  1. rssahlman

    rssahlman New Member

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    I'm about to remodel kitchen and with the new range (gas) I need to move the gas line into the wall. I have access below (basement) to the gas line but to make for an easier install am I allowed to use flexible gas pipe to go from basement into wall outlet box (the distance is just a foot or less)? The shut off is in basement so I plan on adding a shutoff inside the wall outlet box as well.

    Thanks
    Rick
  2. bsperr

    bsperr Member

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    If you're going to use CSST, I would use one of the supply boxes designed for the system like this one. They have a built-in auto-flare fitting with a valve.

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  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    You must NOT use the basic flexible gas connectors inside the wall, or between floors. You can use CSST, but until recently at least, you could not buy that if you were not a licensed plumber. Takes some special skills to put it together.
  4. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Unless you took the course for Trac pipe you can not install it.Pro only .
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  5. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    Both HDepot and Lowes sell CSST here. Special skills?
  6. rssahlman

    rssahlman New Member

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    I was going to use that exact control box that bsperr has shown and thought I would use one of the connectors (stainless steel flexible gas connector) that i found from plumbing supply (I can't seem to post the url)

    specifically one with 3/4 mips x 3/4 fips 12" long ...the female connector to replace the pipe coming from the t-connector below the floor and the male connector attaching to the valve in the box. Can someone tell me if this would be appropriate!
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If you read the tag on the supply pipe, it should say that it CANNOT be used inside a wall, and it can also NOT be used to go through a wall or floor. It must be completely visible with both connections in the same room. Home Depot and Lowes apparently do not care if customers burn their houses down using CSST improperly. Their defense may be that they ONLY sell things they cannot be responsible for how they are used.
  8. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    What you have is a flexible gas connector. You CANNOT put that inside a wall, through a wall, or through the floor. THIS is flexible gas PIPE: http://www.tracpipe.com/trac/technical/111743_Omega_Flex.pdf
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