Originally Posted by rbryan4
I want to install the Dickinson Marine Cooktop, which will require replacing the copper LP supply line so it can reach the fitting location on the new stove. But, I don't know how to go about replacing the line. Where does it connect downstream and how is it accessed?
We decided to replace our two burner stove with an Atwood three burner slide in cooktop. It is larger than the two burner but is flat on top so "stuff" can be set there. I did make a stove cover for the two burner which helped, but the two burner is cheaply built. I'm in the middle of this having started the cut out today.
The gas line, in our 2011 19, comes up the left side (to front of trailer) of the kitchen cabinet. But our stove and sink are reversed. Yours probably comes up on the right (to the back of the trailer) beside or behind the drawers. If you pull the existing stove and drawers you should be able to easily access it.
I've cut the existing gas line inside the cabinet and plan to extend it. I'll put on a union flare fitting and extended the gas line long enough to reach the stove. I like flared fitting
better than using ferruled compression fittings. I've had better luck with the flared. I'm convinced this is much much easier than replacing the whole gas line.
If you do as I am you'll need a flare union
, two flare nuts to fit the union
, and 3-4' of soft copper tubing. Check to see what fittings are needed to connect the stove to the line. I'm not sure what size the existing line is, I plan to take the cut off piece to the store and ask for that size tube and fittings.
You'll need a few specialty tools, but tools are always good to have around. You need a tube cutter
(little ones work fine and better fit in the tool box), a flaring tool
and likely a tube bending spring set
. It's real easy to kink this copper tube without a bending spring. Lots of Internet sites showing how to use these tools.
Hook it up, tighten the fittings, and turn on the gas. Squirt the joints (union and at stove) with soapy water. If there are any bubbles there is a leak, tighten a little more and re-squirt. The process isn't difficult. Let me know if you have any questions.
I'll post some pictures of my retrofit when it's done. I'll take pictures of the gas line and post at that time, likely in a week or two. I'm also putting in a new faucet and SS sink, along with repairing the drawers. Might even put in soft close drawer rails. :-)