Connecting the Gas.
- Make sure the connection point will be accessible with the cooktop installed.
- To enable the gas supply to be readily shut off by the customer, make sure the connection is fitted with an isolating valve close to the cooktop.
- The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual shut-off valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures at or less than 1/2 p.s.i. (3.5 kPa).
- Maximum inlet gas supply pressure 20” W.C. (5 kPa). Minimum gas supply pressure for regulator testing 5” W.C. Natural Gas / 12” W.C LP gas.
- A manual shut-off valve must be installed in an accessible location in the gas line external to the appliance for the purpose of turning on or shutting off gas to the appliance. (In Massachusetts, such shut-off devices should be approved by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers &n Gas Fitters).
- Gas connection to the product must use the nipple supplied with a 1/2” NPT external thread. The supplied gas pressure regulator must be installed it will be accessible for adjustment. The metal flexible hose used must be new, CSA or UL-approved, and must have a 1/2” NPT external thread on one end and a 1/2” NPT one on the other.
If connecting the gas with a flexible hose
- Ensure the hose is long enough to allow for removal of cooktop for servicing.
- Make sure the connector is located as shown in STEP 5 CLEARANCE DIMENSIONS.
- The hose assembly must be an Rp 1/2" (ISO 7-1) female thread connection.
- The hose assembly must be as sort as practicable and comply with the relevant requirement.
- The hose must not be kinked, subjected to abrasion or permanently deformed.
- The hose must not be near or in contact with any hot surfaces (e.g. base of metal hotplate, flue, or chassis of under counter oven, etc.).