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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Mailbag: Making Gas Connections...Safely

Linda wrote:
Do you use plumbers tape to hook up the gas pipes?
Thank you, Linda

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appliance gas flex connector.  use one of these to connect your gas range or dryer to the gas line.  click for larger view.Excellent question, thanks for asking! This is a point of confusion for many grasshoppers. The rule for using plumber's (teflon) tape is to apply it only to Male Pipe Threads (also called "Male Iron Pipe" or MIP)--never to flare connection threads. This is illustrated in this picture. More information on gas connections here.

To make the connection to your appliance, you should always use a gas flex connector.

Remember to leak test all your gas connections!

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