There are a lot of things that need to be maintained within our household and installation of different appliances may help you in saving a lot of time and money. But during such installations, you need to follow the guide that comes with the appliances. One such installation is the gas range. The gas installation has a bit more safety issues related to it than installing other normal home appliances. Though it may not be so difficult it certainly has the steps that need to be followed precisely.
You need to fully understand the safety part of gas range installation. Any sort of leakage or lose installation may cause huge damage when it will be used. So it is recommended to go through the safety procedures while installing the gas range. It is always important that you check numerous times whether the gas connections are absolutely secured and that they have connected tightly in position.
Safety guidelines are always mentioned clearly and hence you need to follow them as stated. Most importantly you need to remember that this installation requires an intermediate level of expertise so that it can be fixed with ease.
The following steps must be pursued in order to install gas range:
1. Choose the proper area:
Preparing or choosing the best or suitable area is the main concern while you install the gas range. You will probably get no connections and facilities if you choose a wrong place to set up the range. Plan accordingly and you will get to know the proper area of installation. You can discuss the initial stage of installation with someone who has prior experience in the same.
he will definitely help you to make the work easier. You can either take help of the professionals or can even search the internet and go through the stuff that gives you various proper options where you can choose to install the gas range.
The first thing you need to see while choosing the area is that you have a number of utility connections available in the same area where you want to install the range.
A gas line is a primary requirement for the same. Apart from this, you also need to look for the outlet passage and the valve which should be attached to the line. The measurement of the outlet must be 110 volts. Make sure you have the connections or else contact the experienced and licensed electricians as well as the plumbers to get the installation of required utilities at the area where you will put on the gas range.
A professional in this field of installing gas range can help you to set up a new connection and can even change the valve. Most importantly as they are expert in this area, they can do the work within a limited time frame and can even assure the quality as well as the safety of the connections.
The electrical outlet must be grounded properly and hence after making the arrangements, you should test whether it has a good ground. The tester needs to be plugged into the outlet and when you see the light you will know that has got a good ground.
Next is to keep the floor clear. You may get an anti-tip bracket with the range. You can use it to attach the wall connection to that of the range. In the next step, you need to attach the bend gas hose to the end of the valve. Next is to make sure that the connection you have made is absolutely leak-proof.
Before you hook the part of flex hose directly to the valve use t2 pipe just about the male end of the joint compound. Then you must tighten the hose with the help of the two wrenches and make sure they are absolutely secured.
Each step involved in installing the gas range is important. In this step, you will get to install the range but must be careful that you do not get scratched floor while moving the range in its place with the help of appliance dolly. Adjust the range in a way and on the place which will be near to the gas range so that the pipes or the connectors should not get stretched more. The connections must be tightened properly.
The soapy water which is required for checking must get to the end point of the connection where the flex hose has been attached to the gas range as well as to the valve. Now it’s time to check for air and for this you will have to turn on the valve of the gas range and they should wait to see the water bubbles. In case you see any sort of water bubbles, you need to tighten the connections more with the wrenches.
Make sure that there are no water bubbles which will indicate a safe connection.
3. Finish the work of installation:
Now it’s time to complete the work of gas range installation. When you are absolutely aware of the fact that there is no leakage in the path of gas flow, take the power cord to plug it into the outlet and then with the help of appliance dolly, you can insert the gas range to the place where the connection has been made for the range. Next, you check that the anti-tip bracket whether it is properly there on the line or not.
If not, then again take the required actions to make it proper. You must be careful enough not to crush the flex hose while you are finally putting the range at the allotted place. The hose is flexible in nature but just because it is made out of metal, it may crush or break when it receives heavy pressure from the range. Now finally lit the burners and make sure that the burners are working properly.
With each step followed properly, you can install the gas range without any hassle and in time.