I am trying to replace a 36" gas supply line for my stove with a 60" line.
I just purchased a Brasscraft "Coated Stainless Steel Gas Connector" kit with a 5/8" OD in 60" length to replace the gas supply line for my stove.
The instructions are a bit murky. So, I am hoping that some of the vets will provide some tips.
When I removed the old hose from the stove and from the gas supply from the wall, I was left with a hose with two female ends. The new hose also has two female beveled ends, but included two adapters that made it have two male ends (non beveled). One of the two new identical adapters is shown on the edge of the stove in the second picture.
When I unscrewed the hose from the stove, the old adapter stayed screwed into a gizmo that looks like some regulator or something. Should I leave it alone and use that old adapter with my new hose, for fear of damaging something by removing the adapter from that stove part? I did read a post where a guy cracked his regulator.
If you tell me to remove that adapter and use the new one, how best should I prepare the adapter?
I think that the instructions tell me to put pipe dope onto the adapter side that screws into the stove, but to not put anything on the beveled side that screws into the new hose. Is that correct? However, I did read on a post on this forum that I should avoid dope on the threads, but to put a little on the actual beveled surface. Is that correct? If I just use the adapters already screwed in place, do I clean the threads with a scotch-brite pad or with acetone?
I have pretty much the same questions regarding the connection at the gas valve at the wall. When I removed the old hose, I saw what appears to be a high quality looking brass male connector at the end of the gas valve coming out of the wall. I suppose I could remove that adapter and replace it with the new one from the kit, but the male adapter at the wall looks like it has been doing the job for the last forty years. Should I just leave it alone? It is a beveled edge male connector that would match perfectly with my new hose's beveled edge female connector. Would I use NO pipe dope there?
Everything was pretty freakin' tight. Is that the correct torque specification?
So, in summary, should I replace ONLY the hose and reuse the adapters that are already screwed in place, clean the threads really well, and only use a thin layer of dope on the beveled surfaces, and crank down really tightly?
I am enclosing two pictures so to help illustrate the situation.