We have an older house, and replacing the range I found that the gas line kit I purchased is smaller than the existing connections. I think all I need is a coupling to make the transition, but I'm not sure how to measure what I've got to get the right remedy: inside the line? outside the threads? somewhere in between?
My second question is: is it OK to cover the existing flare with a F to F coupling in order to install the excess flow valve? It seems like more bits than strictly necessary, but I'd rather not disturb the existing parts more than I have to.
This is the new line I picked up: https://www.lowes.com/pd/BrassCraft-48-in-L-1-2-in-FIP-Inlet-x-1-2-in-Outlet-Stainless-Steel-Gas-Connector/999947700
The end that attaches to the range does appear to fit as intended, so it's just the wall side I'm dealing with.
Out of the wall, I have the gas line, the shut-off valve, a short length of pipe, then the flare.
Problem is, I'm not seeing F to F couplings that look like they would work. This appears too short:
As an alternate solution, I could cover the flare with another flare instead of an F to F coupling. It seems like 3/8" and 3/4" are the standards used, so if I buy one of each that reduces to a 1/2", one should work.https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QAO326/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HVV628/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
These can also arrive tomorrow, which is nice, because, you know, food.
Thanks in advance!