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Old 12-14-2020, 07:47 PM   #1
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Gas Stove to Gas Range - Questions before Fill & Testing

Hey team. I've got amazing advice from this community in the past, so I wanna ask some about my new LPG range install.

I've torn out my old gas stove, as it was barely working at 26 years old, I put a new gas range off of amazon on a new countertop. To get the old gas connection to connect to the new range, I had to use a few adapters from Lowes but everything is tightened down real tight.

My LPG tank is empty. My plan is to head to the local UHaul and have them add ~5 gallons. Then I'll use my tester (see pics) at all attachment points.

Good plan? Anything I'm forgetting?






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Is your new stove sitting in a slide?
(Thinking about having enough flexibility in the setup...)
Did you use any of that yellow teflon tape on your fittings?
(Or any other sort of "goop" to make sure that there are no leaks)
Good luck, and we'll expect a full report on how things go when you light the fuse!
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:36 PM   #3
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I use soapy water in a squeeze bottle to test gas line connections. It may be old school, but it works.
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:41 PM   #4
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Is your new stove sitting in a slide?
(Thinking about having enough flexibility in the setup...)
It's in a cutout, attached to the counter. Not sure what a slide is.

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Did you use any of that yellow teflon tape on your fittings? (Or any other sort of "goop" to make sure that there are no leaks)
No, I read somewhere that you aren't supposed to use tape with these fittings... uhoh?

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Old 12-16-2020, 12:51 AM   #5
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All pipe fittings need some sort of thread sealant to keep the joint leak proof. Either gas approved tape or a pipe 'goop', unless you are using flared fittings.
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Old 12-16-2020, 01:25 AM   #6
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Harry is correct about the tape/pipe sealant unless flared. If there is any doubt about the install have a professional check it out. You don't want a propane leak of any kind to occur. In this case it is better safe than sorry down the road.


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Old 12-16-2020, 02:14 AM   #7
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Great advice

OWG approved pipe compound on thread to thread fittings

Soapy water as noted in addition to your leak tester on all fittings
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:08 AM   #8
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Propane is a heavy gas and will seek the lowest point in the coach. You should place your detector on or near the floor. The 'smell' you smell is an additive and not part of the gas' natural state.

I've only seen the soapy water test improvised once where it worked. The spray bottle is good and can also be awkward or ineffective in tight spaces. If you can reach it with your hands or finger tips, the following may be an alternative solution.

What you'll need:
1) one small container
2) paper towel
3) dish soap
4) flashlight (for dark places )

What to try:
1) Place a generous amount of soap in the bottom of the container.
2) Add water, a little at a time, and stir thoroughly with your finger until soap is dissolved (you can't spend too much time on this step).
3) moisten (not drown) the paper towel under a faucet
4) dip the paper towel in the container and apply to the joint
5) wait and watch for bubbles

The lines in our RVs are not high pressure. You may have to exercise some patience and wait for the 'real' bubbles to appear on the joint, particularly the tiny ones (keep low pressure in mind). It may take a while.

The advice offered to have a professional address the problem is not a bad one at all. This is a different approach and comes with no warranty or guarantee.

Sorry, had to include that for legal reasons. It does work. Ask me how I know.

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Thanks everyone, so much.

I'm going to get some sealant compound and redo the connections, then use the testing tips and tricks provided by all!

I'll report back
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:07 PM   #11
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Good luck!
Thank you!!!

goop applied:

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Thank you!!!

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Did you take the fittings apart and apply the thread sealer directly to the threads before reassembling? I donít mean to be simplistic but itís not enough to apply it over the finished joint. And what kind of sealer did you use? Iíve never seen blue before though that doesnít mean much...
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Old 01-02-2021, 12:55 PM   #13
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Did you take the fittings apart and apply the thread sealer directly to the threads before reassembling? I donít mean to be simplistic but itís not enough to apply it over the finished joint. And what kind of sealer did you use? Iíve never seen blue before though that doesnít mean much...
This is a great question given my sloppy job leaving all the goop on the outside. I appreciate you asking to help keep me safe. Answer is yes - took each connection apart and put it in the threads, just like when I use thread-locker on bolts. I can find the brand later, but the stuff I used was specifically for LPG connections (among other gasses) so I feel good about it.
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My only question is regulator being on the stove end. Donít you have a regulator at the tank?
Two regulators in series donít work.
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My only question is regulator being on the stove end. Donít you have a regulator at the tank?
Two regulators in series donít work.
Interesting. There is a regulator down at the tank, I see it. But this regulator was already there when I had a stove here. I've replaced the stove with this gas range...
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my only question is regulator being on the stove end. Donít you have a regulator at the tank?
Two regulators in series donít work.
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:28 PM   #17
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I already responded to this.

If was already there and used by the original stove, should I remove it?
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I already responded to this.

If was already there and used by the original stove, should I remove it?
I am no gas expert but it is my understanding that only one regulateor is used.

What is the difference between a gas stove and a gas range? Both are made up of cooktops and ovens.
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:10 PM   #19
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The only time two regulators are used on LPG are when you have a bulk tank that is distanced from the POU

At the house or POU then you have the step down regulator for all appliances
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I'm no expert on gas...
(Other than the type that my Missus is always complaining about... )
But I would guess that if Nate's setup refuses to light: he should try pulling that second regulator.
Is there a way to check the pressure (or flow); in the line?
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