reusing flex gas hose for new stove

Page 2 of 2  


Gas appliance manufacturers always recommend replacing the flex connector, but if the old one was in good shape as you say and you've thoroughly tested for leaks, it should be fine.
--
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat,
plausible, and wrong." (Mencken)
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Our gas supplier (Nicor) specifically cautions against reusing old BRASS flex lines. IIRC the problem is related to the corrugated hose connection to the brass pipe fittings. The new flex lines are stainless steel so they are likely much more robust than the old ones. At any rate, why take chances for the few $$ involved?
Joe
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
You need to read this from a gas company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:
http://www.nicor.com/en_us/residential/safety/connectors.htm http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/PRHTML97/97003.html
In general if it's an older uncoated brass fex line it must be replaced.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

Related Threads

    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.