Range Gas Line Remodel Box?
I am removing the gas cooktop, replacing it with a free standing gas range. The gas line currently enters the cabinet about 18" from the floor - far to high for a range! I need to remove the gas line and valve and mount it closer too the floor and not sticking out 6" into the area where the range will be. I'd like to install a gas outlet box in the wall to mount the valve. Who makes a gas line box that is suitable for a remodel installation?
Turn off gas prior to moving stove out.
I'd guess that he must climb up onto the counter, unless he used to play basketball!:rolleyes:
Originally Posted by GabeS
Now what size gas line??????????
My wife has decided on a Whirlpool 5-burner range from Lowes. Their installation instructions do indicate that the gas outlet must be within 17" of the floor so I am going to have to lower it a bit (probably comes down from the attic) by adding a nipple and probably a couple of elbows. The burner outputs on this range are: 2 - 14,000 BTU; 1 - 9,500 BTU; 1 - 5,000 BTU simmer; 1 - 8,000 BTU center. The instructions say: "Provide a gas supply line of 3/4" rigid pipe to the range location. A smaller size pipe on longer runs may result in insufficient gas supply". The run is approximately 80' from the meter, which I would consider 'longer'! The inlet to the stove takes a 1/2" pipe. Let's assume that the oven is running. How many of those burners can I run successfully with that 1/2" supply line that currently goes to the cooktop?
Originally Posted by Glenf
Checked out the pipe size in the attic!
Ok, I climbed my old, tired body up into the attic and found that the majority of the run is 1" from the meter which feeds the Trane 1600i (90,000 BTU fed with a 1/2" pipe) up on the roof; the gas fireplace (21,600 BTU) fed with a 3/8" pipe; and the gas cooktop (to be replaced by the range). From that 1" is a 1/2" which runs about 10' horizontally across the trusses, then down 7' or so to the valve for the cooktop. Whirlpool tells me that the range will operate with anywhere from 5" WC to 14" WC at the inlet of the regulator. Our local gas company tells me that they supply natural gas at 7" WC. My thought is that, since only the last 17' or so is 1/2" and my wife will not have more than a couple of burners on if the oven is going, that we may be OK with what we have. The cost of upgrading that attic pipe and down pipe to 3/4" would probably defeat the idea of a new gas range:mad:
What do you think??