How To Install A Gas Cooktop In An Island
Are you thinking about installing a gas cooktop in your kitchen island? If yes, then you must know that there are clearance requirements that must be met (before you proceed) between the cut out and the countertop’s edge. Basically, there are incremental requirements for island installation due to the fact that it does not make an assumption that the product is going to be fitted against a rear wall that acts to protect the back of the unit. As a result, while doing an island install we must put the safety of the product into consideration much more that we do a standard install. What’s more? This island clearance requirement develops from a third-party agency and is a standard with all brands. So how do you install a gas cooktop in an island having the aforementioned requirements in mind?
• Use a foil tape to line the inside edges of the cut out. The function of this is to prevent heat damage as well as countertop’s discolouration. Put the cooktop top on a secured surface.
• Identify the pipe coming out of the cooktop’s side or bottom and brush onto the threads of the manifold entrance.
• Pass the pressure regulator onto the entrance of the manifold and make use of a wrench to tighten it.
• Brush the pipe joint compound onto one of the flare union adaptor’s threads and pass it into the regulator’s open end. Make it slightly tight with a full turn of the wrench.
• Connect the flare union adaptor’s open end with the flexible appliance connector hose, upon brushing on pipe joint compound.
• Put foam tape on the cooktop underside’s edges, if your cooktop comes with a glass burner plate.
• Turn the cooktop to set it into the cutout.
• Apply pipe-joint compound onto the flare union adaptor left and secure it firmly into the gas shutout valve.
• Connect the flexible hose connector’s free end with the flare union adaptor.