Tips

Make Blue a part of your architectural plans

You should plan to install natural gas appliances and pipes in conjunction with your home plans.

Plan in advance to connect your home to the natural gas network

Give yourself six weeks to connect your home to the network. Do not waste time before asking to be connected—call a Gaz Métro representative, ideally before construction begins.

Choosing your contractor

Make sure that the contractor responsible for installing your natural gas appliances has his/her qualification cards, both for safety reasons and because the Gaz Métro inspector may refuse to provide you with gas if the installation is not carried out by an authorized specialist.

Plan for your future natural gas appliances

Plan for additional outlets for your natural gas household appliances, even if you do not own them yet. When you do, you will be able to rapidly install your natural gas dryer, kitchen range or barbecue.

Some tips for installing a natural gas kitchen range

The Hood

Do you have to change the hood when installing a natural gas kitchen range? NOT USUALLY.

It is not necessary to install a more powerful hood for getting rid of combustion smoke.The Québec building code and the natural gas and propane installation code do not require that the hood strength of a natural gas kitchen range be greater than that of an electric kitchen range. Take note that the Québec building code usually requires a 105 cubic feet per minute (CFM) ventilation.

But some exceptions exist:

  • Natural gas kitchen ranges with a grill feature on the top. In this case, the manufacturer will specify what to install.
  • Commercial natural gas kitchen ranges. Installation norms may vary.

The distance separating the appliance, the walls and the counter.

Does the space between the kitchen range and the counter have to greater with natural gas than with electricity? NO.

The Québec building code does not distinguish between a natural gas kitchen range and an electric kitchen range in this case. The distances to be respected at the back and along the sides are usually mentioned in the owner's manual or on the appliance's rating plate.

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