Question about installing a Frigidaire GLCF386DS gas range...

Question about installing a Frigidaire GLCF386DS gas range...
See sketch here: http://www.geocities.com/claudeballsjr/range.html
This sketch shows the gas supply pipe coming from the wall as now is. I don't have the new range here and can't find info at frigidaire.com or from the dealer. I would like to know before the range is delivered if there is room inside the back of the range to accommodate this pipe and valve, or if I need to remove it and use a smaller one.
Problem is that the pipe will need to be cut off and I'm trying to avoid that.
Thanks, Claude
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Claude Balls wrote:

have the new range here and can't find info at frigidaire.com or from the dealer. I would like to know before the range is delivered if there is room inside the back of the range to accommodate this pipe and valve, or if I need to remove it and use a smaller one.

http://www.frigidaire.com/products/cooking/ranges/free-standing_gas/prod_GLGF386D.asp (was there a typo in your model # ?)
pick a model for the install .pdf
A quick look seems like there is a minimum of 2" clear space from the wall if the stove is shoved hard against the wall.
Jim
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:41:42 GMT, "Claude Balls"

have the new range here and can't find info at frigidaire.com or from the dealer. I would like to know before the range is delivered if there is room inside the back of the range to accommodate this pipe and valve, or if I need to remove it and use a smaller one.

thought it woudlnt', I'd wait until the stove was delivered before I started cutting things. It might fit anyhow. Surely you can be without a stove for a day or two or more. There are microwave ovens, camp stoves, campfires, fireplaces, restaurants. Plus you can connect it with it sticking out a couple inches and disconnect it when you're ready to modify the pipe.

Then wait until you're certain it's necessary. If a drawing shows the distance from the stove to the wall, it's going to show the minimum distance, and your pipe might fit somewhere where the distance is greater. There is no substitute for actually seeing something.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I agree, wait until the stove actually arrives at the house. Or go down to a local retailer who has the stove on the showroom and measure. Most stoves have a "cavity" in the rear to accomodate pipes. I don't know if it's 5" though. Just out of curiosity, why does the pipe need to be cut for removal? Is it threaded black pipe or something else?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I just checked the Fridgidare link that Speedy Jim provided, and it seems every model has the same rear chassis, which means only 2" clearance. So the gas line will probably interfere.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Ah so.... closer look just now and it's garden variety black pipe. Doesn't look rusted or anything but it's been there for 45 years. Any danger of breaking it if I jump on a pipe wrench to break the connection loose - or should I use some kind of de-mystery-loose-ifier on it?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

After you shut-off the gas supply, put a pipe wrench on it and give it a shot with a hammer if need be. Spray some liquid wrench to help.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Thanks, fellers!!
You're right - I found the installation manual online and the range back cavity is only 2-inches deep and 15-inches high. With the stub sticking out 5 inches (sorry ladies) and 22 inch up (better, eh ladies?), I'll be doing a little pipe work this weekend.
Question about installing a Frigidaire GLCF386DS gas range...
See sketch here: http://www.geocities.com/claudeballsjr/range.html
This sketch shows the gas supply pipe coming from the wall as now is. I don't have the new range here and can't find info at frigidaire.com or from the dealer. I would like to know before the range is delivered if there is room inside the back of the range to accommodate this pipe and valve, or if I need to remove it and use a smaller one.
Problem is that the pipe will need to be cut off and I'm trying to avoid that.
Thanks, Claude
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.