Follow these steps to determine the gas connector you need:
- Measure the distance between the appliance and the gas supply, and then add three inches.
- Refer to the manufacturer's label on the appliance to identify the maximum gas input rating.
- Select a gas connector with a maximum flow rating capacity higher than the appliance's input rating.
- Select the connector with the fittings that match the appliance's gas shut-off valve and inlet.
Gas Supply Materials
- Used for clothes dryers, water heaters, gas ranges, and fireplaces.
- Made of stainless steel and covered with a sturdy plastic coating (uncoated options also available).
Tip: Always turn off the gas or water before working on supply lines and gas connectors, then turn water or gas back on slowly to check connection for leaks.
Flexible Water Supply Lines
Water Supply Line Materials
- May be made of copper, but most are made of plastic, braided plastic, or braided stainless steel.
Tip: Research local regulations because some areas do not allow braided plastic supply lines.
|Fixture||Connector at Fixture||Connector at Shut-Off Valve|
|Dishwasher||3/8" male pipe||1/2" or 3/8" compression|
|Faucet||1/2" female pipe||1/2" or 3/8" female compression or sweat|
|Icemaker||1/4" female compression||1/4" female compression|
|Toilet||7/8" ballcock||1/2" or 3/8" female compression or sweat|
|Washing Machine||3/4" hose thread||3/4" hose thread|
Refer to the following designations on the packaging and labels to select the supply line you need:
- Deep Corrugation - Provides greater flexibility.
- No-Burst® Hoses - Reinforced with stainless steel braiding.