We just got a new gas stove (We got an American Range ARR 530), I have hooked up all of our previous dryers and ranges so figured this would be simple, but I have run into two issues:
1. The BTU/hr rating is much higher than our previous range, and more than the flex line they sell at Home Depot
2. The gas inlet on the range is way up almost to the top of the unit
*BTU and gas flex line*
Our new stove's rating in the manual is 113,000 BTU (even though if I add up all of the burners and burners it is only 96,000). As I went to go buy a new flex gas line I noticed that the 5/8" OD line at 48" long is only rated for 106,000 BTU/hr.
Would this be a problem to just use this size and length line?
*Length of flex line*
The gas inlet for the range is 30" off of the floor, and the gas valve from the house supply is a few inches off of the floor. So with a 48" line, I would have at most about 16" to pull the stove out from the wall to access the shutoff valve. Disconnecting the flex line likely wouldn't be too hard since the access door is up at the top, but I would have to climb onto the counter to get at it.
The previous stove had it's gas inlet on the bottom under the oven, so this is pretty different for me. I have no problem calling a plumber if I *have to* but would like to be able to get this done myself as it is the weekend and my wife would like to have a stove.
What do people think about the BTU rating of the flex line and only being able to pull the stove out 16" or so?
The gas inlet for the range is a 90 degree street valve. Can/should I run a black pipe down behind the shroud and present a fitting at the bottom of the back cover? Seems like that would help with any length issues but it wouldn't be secured to the appliance, as I don't see a way to do that.
Is this intended to be a flex line all the way up to that street valve?