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Aug 22, 2012, 01:13 PMtheLuckster8
Looking for ideas on what's wrong from anyone who knows appliances.
I installed a used gas range in my house, which I had at my previous house. At my old house, we had no low flames, now the burners wont get high. They are loud, flickery and seem to want to blow out at times. I cannot even boil water without putting a lid on the pot. There are no kinks or leaks in the line. Is it possible the line is too small? Any other possible solutions? Thanks.
Aug 22, 2012, 10:03 PMbeers1
did you check the shutt off valve on the supply line to make sure it is open all the way ??
Aug 23, 2012, 01:00 AMRe-mdlr
Check beers1 suggestion first.
If that doesn't solve it, then I would have to ask if you are using the same kind of gas, or did you switch gas -- propane to natural or vice versa.
And if your gas line is too small depends on how long of a run the pipes are; and if there is any other appliances pulling gas off that run. The farther the run, the larger the pipe needed. Building Departments generally have 'plumbing' requirements to guide you.
Aug 25, 2012, 01:03 PMtheLuckster8
The supply is open. It's on it's own run, approx 10 feet from the main line. Didn't switch gas, it always been natural gas. 1/4" line.
Aug 25, 2012, 03:21 PMjoecaption
Please tell me that's a typo, 1/4"?
Not even close to the right size. Most would use at least 3/8.
There's also suppost to be a pressure reducer.
One of the many reasons it's suggest to get a permit or at least have the gas company or a plumber hook gas up.
Aug 25, 2012, 04:25 PMRe-mdlr
Originally posted by Re-mdlr:
And if your gas line is too small depends on how long of a run the pipes are;
I guess it would depend also on who did the install work. I've never used that small of a pipe for a gas line, that size is for ice makers, but gas? Smallest I've ever used is 1/2 inch.
Aug 28, 2012, 07:43 PMtheLuckster8
That's the line that was here when I bought the house.
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Dec 20, 2012, 12:02 PMswschrad
Luckster8, you are going to have to call a gas-licensed plumber to run the correct line to that stove. 1/4 inch is what is used in small camper trailers, and it is nowhere near sufficient for a modern home appliance. it is actually dangerous to have the stove on that pretend gas line.
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