Running gas line - changing from electric to gas cooktop

Old 01-10-19, 12:02 PM
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Running gas line - changing from electric to gas cooktop

​​​​​my husband is getting ready to replace my electric cooktop with a gas cooktop. (Yippee). My questions are regarding running the gas line for the new cooktop.
1. We saw a Pro-flex kit a Lowes. Anyone have any experience with using the kit?

PRO-FLEX 1/2-in CSST Pipe Kit

Item # 317495 Model # PFSAGK2000C

2. How do you determine which gas appliance to 'tap' into.....furnace? Water heater?
3. Should he just to black pipe and be done with it?

finally, my hubby can do basically anything...and has experience in just about every area of home remodeling and building, but he's never run a gas line. He's connected lines for hot water heaters, etc., but has never run the initial gas line. Would this be considered an extremely difficult task? Are there other factors we should keep in mind (besides all the safety factors)?

Thank you so much in advance! I apologize if I am asking stupid questions....trying to learn.

Old 01-10-19, 12:35 PM
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You can't just tap into any gas appliance. Gas supply is figured by length and size of installed piping. You can post the size and length of existing piping and to what appliances and we can try to help you figure it out. You may have to connect that 1/2" CSST kit near the gas meter/main area. You will also need to ground your gas line if you use CSST piping.
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CCST makes it easier to run gas piping, but it still takes some planning, knowledge, and careful work to be sure it's safe.

You need to do a sketch like this:

Depending on the usage of each appliance and the length of pipe, the pipe size needs to increase. It's hard to just know where you can add a 1/2" feed without starving other appliances.

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