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Connect your gas stove in 5 steps

Before you cook fresh meals on your new gas stove, you must first connect the stove to the gas supply. You can do this by connecting a gas hose to the gas stove and the gas supply in the kitchen. In this article, you can read how to connect a gas stove in 5 steps.

Disclaimer

Gas connection warning

Connecting gas isn't difficult, but it must be done properly. If you're not sure, leave the connection to the professionals. Connecting gas using this article is at your own risk.

What do you need?

Necessary supplies to connect gas

To connect a gas stove you need the following supplies:

  • a new stainless steel gas hose (a rubber gas hose is only suitable for freestanding stoves)
  • a gas connector (adapter)
  • gas tape
  • an open-end wrench or wrench

Step 1: close the gas

Gas open vs closed

The gas valve is located in your kitchen, near your gas connection. Turn the tap perpendicular to the pipe. It'll then be closed.

Step 2: place the gas connector

A gas hose usually doesn't fit directly on your stove. That's why you place a gas connector. Before you do that, first tape the end of the stove's gas connection. This way, you prevent a leak. Apply several layers of tape with the rotation of the thread. If the tape is stuck, connect the gas connector and tighten with the wrench. Tighten is well, but not too much. Does your gas hose fit directly on the stove? Then proceed directly to step 3.

Step 3: connect the gas hose to the stove

Connect the gas hose to the stove

Check if there is a rubber ring in the gas hose and screw the gas hose onto the stove. Tighten the gas hose securely with the wrench. If there is no rubber in the gas hose, first apply a layer of tape to prevent leaks. Stick the tape clockwise with the rotation of the gas connector. Turn the tape around a few times. After this, you turn the gas hose on. Note: never apply tape if there is a rubber ring in the gas hose. Due to the friction, a leak can occur.

Step 4: turn the gas hose on the gas

Gasslang aan de gaskraan draaien

Now connect the gas hose on the gas supply in the kitchen. The same applies here: if there is rubber in the gas hose, connect it directly on the gas tap. Tighten securely with the spanner. If the gas hose doesn't have a rubber ring, first tape the end of the gas tap. Do this again clockwise with the rotation and apply a double layer of tape. Then tighten the gas hose with the wrench.

Step 5: check for leaks

Open the gas hose

The easiest way to check the gas connection for a leak is with soap. Make soapy water with detergent or hand soap. Apply soapy water to the entire connection from the wall to the gas stove. Turn on the gas tap. Look for small bubbles. Nothing happens? Great, your connection is leak-free. If bubbles do appear, run through the connection step again. Note: before you start again, close the gas tap again.


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