new gas stove install
We just purchased a new gas range (Five Star) which has 6 burners, a large griddle and two convection ovens. I have to run a new black pipe gas line (Natural gas, 1/2 inch), and the manual says I can use black pipe or a flexible gas connector to make the connection to the regulator. My concern is that I want the range to reach its full capacity (it cost too much not to get all the horsepower out of it that we paid for.) and the gas connector I picked up at the local Home Depot has a chart on the back showing a significant drop off in BTU/hr depending on whether a 3' or a 6' connector is used. It seems to me that the best solution in order to get as much gas as possible to the stove would be to use black pipe all the way to the regulator. Am I thinking about this correctly, or is there a good reason to use a flex connector? By the way, the stove weighs 400 pounds so it is not like we will be moving it around once we have it in place.