How to choose a natural gas stove?

Inquiry

Hello,  could you please help me select a natural gas stove. it’s for patio use, I have a natural gas line on patio.   thanks.

Outdoorstirfry

A few questions:

1.  Do you have a patio cooking island to build in the stove?  Or Is the stove going to be stand alone? 

2. Do you have other appliance such as a grill already using your natural gas line? 

3. Do you intend to remove the stove from the natural gas line after use? 

4. Do you prefer restaurant style high heat cooking or just a bit higher heat than typical indoor stove? 

5. Does your local code require fixed installation and you will hire a license plumber to install to your natural gas line? 

Inquiry:

 

  1. No, stand alone or leave it on a table
  2. No
  3. Yes
  4. Just normal use, able deep fried dishes
  5. I don’t think so, i have a natural gas design for hook up a grill 

Outdoorstirfry:

Thanks for your answer. 

For a stand alone stove, we recommend EF13LQN50WG at http://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=321#EF13LQN50WG

For table top stove, we recommend the short leg version at http://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=321#EF13SQN50WG

Let us know if there is further question.

Inquiry:  

Thanks for your recommendations.  I worry about back fire and gas leak.

Outdoorstirfry:  

Very good questions.   

On back fire, do you worry back fire into the natural gas pipe?   This we never heard of.  Any gas will need to mix with oxygen from the air in order to burn.  Inside the pipe there is no oxygen.  I would not worry about this, especially with a turn off valve and a quick connect valve in between the stove hose and the gas supply pipe.

Back fire from the stove burner to the ignition head – possible when there is some blockage between the ignition head and the burner.  This type of blockage typically is caused by insect, such as spider, inside the burner pipes.  Our stove has mesh preventing this to happen.   

For gas leak, any stove can develop gas leak when its components are aged, especially under outdoor environment.   Since you will remove the connection from the stove to the gas line after cooking, you remove this possibility when not cooking.   You will be able to smell the leak when you hook up the stove and turn on the gas line valve before cooking.  You should stop and find out where it leaks and have a fix before proceeding to cook.  We will provide help if you send video or picture of your setup.

Let us know if there is further question.

Inquiry

The attached is the gas pipe on the patio.  Does the diameter work?

Outdoorstirfry

Our stove quick connector set is of 3/8”.  Your pipe looks like either ½” or ¾”.   When installing our quick connector socket to your pipe, you will need to find a ½” to 3/8” or ¾” to 3/8” coupling which is readily available from your hardware store. 

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