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Aug 2, 2022 - 9:37:15 AM
59474 posts since 12/14/2005

Picked up a gas stove off the curb.
Looked to be in decent shape.
The building I want to use it in has an all electric kitchen, but gas heat.

I suppose I could haul the stove to the basement, hook it to the gas line, and check it out, THEN haul it up to the kitchen, and get a plumber to run a gas line to the kitchen.

Anybody know of a way to connect a gas stove to a temporary supply of cooking gas (NOT propane)?

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 08/02/2022 11:16:03

Aug 2, 2022 - 10:39:58 AM
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524 posts since 5/21/2020

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Originally posted by mike gregory

Picked up a gas stove off the curb.
Looked to be in decent shape.
The building I want to use it in has an all electric kitchen, but gas heat.

I suppose I could haul the stove to the basement, hook it to the gas line, and check it out, THEN haul it up to the kitchen, and get a plumber to run a gas line to the kitchen.

Anybody know of a way to connect a gas stove to a temporary supply of cooking gas (NOT propane)?


Mike I am no expert what I do know is different types of bottled gas use different regulators / pressure. If you have a local RV / Caravan outlet or Hardware Store that supplies bottled gas speak with their experts.  

Aug 2, 2022 - 10:45:46 AM
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2491 posts since 2/4/2013

As this is in the banjo part of the forum I assume you're going to do your usual thing of making a banjo out of scrap. That would be cool or perhaps in this case very, very hot.

Aug 2, 2022 - 11:03:47 AM
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Alex Z

USA

4934 posts since 12/7/2006

Trash gas stove -- no idea of any leaks or safety issues. 
 

Natural gas -- probably the most flammable and explosive substances that ever enters a home. 
 

Basement -- poor ventilation allows fumes from leaks to build up.  
 

Operator -- knows nothing about gas stoves or connections. 
 

Sure, go for it. No doubt the ER staff has heard wilder stories. 
 

In the category of " Hold my beer.   Watch this. "

Aug 2, 2022 - 11:15:41 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27744 posts since 8/3/2003

Mike, we used to have a mobile home down in Big Bend and the heater was plumbed for natural gas. Dave got some sort of regulator that allowed us to use propane for the heater instead. I'm not really savvy about the difference, but it had something to do with the flame that came out differently with each type of gas. Dave changed out that regulator part and the heater worked fine on propane.

Now, I don't know if there's something like that for a gas stove or not, but you might check in to it.

And, I'm moving this thread to off-topic.

Aug 2, 2022 - 11:29:48 AM
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rcc56

USA

4434 posts since 2/20/2016

Mike, this is one of those things that needs to be done by a pro from start to finish.

Screw up on a banjo, and you can always get another banjo.
Screw up with a gas appliance, and your friends and relatives will be sifting through the ashes with slim hopes of finding anything that might be left, including pieces of you.

Aug 2, 2022 - 2:10:04 PM

RonR

USA

1980 posts since 11/29/2012

Might be infested with cock roach eggs. It was on the
curb for a reason.

Aug 2, 2022 - 3:44 PM

Owen

Canada

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I'm just thinking (??) out loud; not advising.   

IF you know somebody with natural gas piped out to the deck/patio to supply the BBQ, it could save hauling it to/from a basement. 

... assuming they'd be willing to assess/accept any risk it might pose to their property.  

Aug 2, 2022 - 4:35:02 PM

Alex Z

USA

4934 posts since 12/7/2006

Since you need to run a gas line to the kitchen you're going to use it in and you're going to have a plumber run a gas line, you could have the plumber first check out the stove. 
 

For goodness sakes, you want to hook up a junk stove and test it out by firing it up with an electronic spark?  Heck, a burner could be leaking even when it is turned off, and they'll haul you out the next day dead. 
 

Please, responders. Mike is a good person. Don't enable this idea with half-baked speculative suggestions. 

Aug 2, 2022 - 6:40:22 PM

Owen

Canada

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It just so happens that this afternoon I was reading some instructions on hooking up and using a pressure reducing valve ... from the BBQ that the neighbour had set out for the dump. crying  Their half-baked instructions were to test for leaks with soapy water BEFORE any sparking takes place.  It was for propane, but I assume it would also apply to NG.    

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Aug 2, 2022 - 6:53:55 PM
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Originally posted by Owen

It just so happens that this afternoon I was reading some instructions on hooking up and using a pressure reducing valve ... from the BBQ that the neighbour had set out for the dump. crying  Their half-baked instructions were to test for leaks with soapy water BEFORE any sparking takes place.  It was for propane, but I assume it would also apply to NG.    


That is how you test for gas leaks at the fitting(s) after plumbing a gas appliance. Does nothing for testing the appliance itself. 
 

I would leave it alone, or have an experienced gas appliance repair person look at it and if ok, hook it up for you. 

Aug 2, 2022 - 9:47:04 PM
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1039 posts since 10/4/2018

I would bet a lot of money that this subject has never come up at the piano hangout, or the saxophone hangout, or the you name it hangout. No wonder why people make fun of us so much.

Aug 3, 2022 - 7:15:34 AM
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rinemb

USA

14855 posts since 5/24/2005

Heed all the prior warnings. Then if you just hafta…have expert install gas outlet with a pop off connection on outside of house. And install pop off connector to stove. Buy a new gas line line with pop off connectors on both ends about 20 feet long. Hook it up that far from civilization, turn on low, soap all joints and connections, put a match on the end of a 20 ft pole and light it! Then after that, pat yourself on the back, throw old stove away, and now you have a nice outdoor connection for an outdoor gasser bbq, like my Webber NG bbq.
Our 1912 home was full of unvented free standing NG heaters when we bought it, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. it was so nice. But after a couple of years my FIL made my wife get rid of them. He was right, but I miss them. Brad

Aug 4, 2022 - 9:10:24 AM

Buddur

USA

3342 posts since 10/23/2004

Some used car lemons look to be in decent shape...

...from the outside.

Aug 4, 2022 - 12:07:17 PM
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MoPac

USA

12640 posts since 6/14/2007

You heard about the guy who was working on a gas stove? He sparked an explosion and as he found himself going up, he met a guy on his way down. The guy shouted, "Hey, do you know anything about parachutes?"

The other guys shouts back, "No. Do you know anything about gas stoves?"

Aug 7, 2022 - 7:17:33 PM

1077 posts since 3/7/2006

LP vs Natural gas take different orifices due to gas density (I think). Read up on that by looking up conversion of grills, LP to Natural gas, etc. (There are kits for grills). Depending on where you live and how serious your local gas company is on selling home appliances, they may have a technician or inspector they can send out to check the appliance. My guess is it was going to cost more in parts to fix than buying a new one so it found the curb.

Aug 8, 2022 - 6:50:36 PM
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Buddur

USA

3342 posts since 10/23/2004

Any update...

...still got yer fingers?

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