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Author Topic: test jig needed for gas ranges  (Read 67 times)

Offline stocpro47

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test jig needed for gas ranges
« on: August 22, 2013, 06:33:18 AM »
anybody have a easy test setup for used gas stoves that i test/clean before reselling in my shop that has no gas? i do have propane         greatly appreciated

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Re: test jig needed for gas ranges
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 06:54:18 AM »
Propane needs different orifices in the burners and gas valve to work.   The holes are smaller.   If you use propane merely for a test,   You could reduce pressure slightly and try it.     The propane has more pressure than natural gas.   Usually before appliance,  natural gas comes through meter at about 7 1/2 inches water column,  where propane is 11 inches water column.     Might work for a short time only to test.   Be careful.  I used to work on a lot of propane appliances,   also keep in mind propane does not easily disperse in air as natural gas does.    More possibilites for small explosion.   If it is in a little dip or well in appliance,  will sit there and not disperse easily.
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Re: test jig needed for gas ranges
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 08:24:10 AM »
yes would only be for quick  test   i could actually do it outside

Offline Patricio

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Re: test jig needed for gas ranges
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 08:47:00 AM »
Propane is heavier than air.  It has good molecular cohesion which basically means it sticks together.   You can actually sweep it from room to room.
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