Commonly Asked Questions About Gas Hoses
How do I size my gas connector?
Gas hoses may be 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, or 72 inches long. Determine the hose length you need by measuring the distance between the equipment and the wall behind it. If the equipment is mounted on casters, add a few inches to that measurement to ensure it can be comfortably moved.
Coupling sizes range from 1⁄2 inch to 11⁄4 inches in diameter. The inside diameter of your gas connector determines how much gas is allowed through, so you should consider the maximum number of BTUs your equipment will use during peak operation. Your equipment's compatible coupling size should also be listed in your owner's manual or the equipment's spec sheet.
What equipment uses a gas hose?
Gas hoses should be used with any equipment that relies on gas to operate. This often includes fryers, ranges, and ovens.
How do I connect a gas hose to my equipment?
To ensure your gas hose is properly connected and prevent any operational or safety issues that can arise from improperly installed equipment, gas hoses should be installed by a qualified professional. However, instructions for properly installing your gas hose may be provided by the manufacturer online or with your equipment.
What is a flexible gas hose?
A flexible gas hose can be used with gas equipment that is mounted on casters. As long as the hose being used is the correct length, this type of gas connector makes it easy to roll equipment out for cleaning and maintenance.
What is a restraining cable?
Gas connector kits often include a restraining cable, which is slightly shorter than the included gas hose. This cable connects the gas equipment to the wall behind it, effectively taking the strain off of the gas connector. Restraining cables may be required by your local health and safety regulations.