So you’re getting a new gas cooktop and wonder how difficult it really is to fit these items together? In this article, I’ll take you through one of the crucial steps to fitting a new gas cooktop, as it also takes you through how to find out if your gas appliance warrants the safety repair that you’re about to necessitate.
Once your new gas appliance has been delivered, you may ask yourself which gas appliance to get first. This all depends upon your situation, but to fit a gas appliance, most people think that gas ovens are best suited after all gas ranges as they look the same. Gas ovens are an integral part of a home’s kitchen, so naturally, you want to get fitted immediately after your new kitchen is done.
Now let’s take you through the one essential part of fitting a gas appliance, that of the ventilation pipe, as this will help your new appliance work properly. When you get the delivery of your gas appliance, you will also be issued with the necessary fitting instructions, often in unusual formats for these gas ovens. They will tell you how to carefully cut the pipe to fit the appliance, set the gas supply for your cooker and much more. However, I don’t know you in that short article the exact process of preparing your gas appliance for accessories and fitting them.
Here I will rush you through how to fit a gas appliance to provide you with an insight into the plumbing elements behind easy house gas appliance fitting. It’s all very technical in that I don’t expect you to be an expert on gas appliance fitting, however for those of you who would like to take the opportunity to learn for yourself, and I have carefully broken it down for your speedy understanding.
First, you will cut one of the support brackets to length to fit it to the support post fitted to the wall. You may need to use a hacksaw if a support post is being used for another appliance; alternatively (it doesn’t matter), you may need to use the attachment tool, which is included in your gas appliance kit. Now you will take one of the support arches off the gas appliance kit to lie flat on the floor. To do this, you will use the nut described, but don’t replace it in the gas appliance until you have removed the brackets.
You can now use a quality pair of diamond-tipped oiled pliers to take the nut off the supply pipe. Once removed, you will be left with the original pipe service with the bracket still attached. It is now time to complete fitting a new support bracket to the wall. You will need to measure the pipe you had removed to ensure you purchase a support bracket that will accommodate the same piping width. If you are unsure how to do this, you can refer to your gas appliance fitting kit or a plumbing handbook.
The next step is to connect the brackets to the support post that is being fitted. If your support post is more comprehensive than your original supply pipe, you will want to use additional support brackets to make sure that the gas appliance you are mounting does not fall off. The supply pipe must be set straight, so you will want to attach the bottom brackets to the shaft with the flanged end placed on the underside of the gas appliance, and the flanged end will be placed on top of the support bracket. Place another support bracket across the head above the gas appliance to provide the connection between the supply pipe and the gas appliance.
When everything is in place, you will want to reconnect the gas appliance hook up and turn the gas off at the valve or on/off the valve. The gas appliance hooks up the device in a flexible union with a right angle and a flexible hose end to make the proper connection between the gas appliance and the gas supply. To complete fitting a new gas appliance, you will remove the old gas appliance from the rack.
Start by cutting the support pipe to length. Then replace the support pipe and attach one side of the female acrylic union to the connector. Next, attach the female acrylic union to the support post and down the support post. Repeat the process for the remaining side of the female acrylic union, ensuring that the pipe connections are in place. You will need to screw the support post brackets onto the supporting post at the height you have selected.
As you can see, fitting a gas oven is very basic, and when done correctly, should only take you moments before your kitchen diagnostic will be done.