Hi guys, I am a homeowner and need help, I hope it is Okay to post here. I just bought a new firelog set. It is a Peterson evening frye. Beautiful set, but I am nervous about hooking it up. I have an older firelog set in there now that is about 8-10 years old and outdated.
Long story short, I began to install the new set when I noticed that the flare fitting was a little smaller and does not look like it will fit up with the copper fitting on the back of the new Peterson gas unit. It does screw on, but is loose and does not seem to seat correctly with the new gas fitting. Now the unit came with a new flex line, but I am having trouble getting the old flexline off from the incoming gas line (Shut off valve) connection. I assume that there must be some kind of sealant on there. I would rather just leave the flex line alone and just change fittings, I assume this would be easier? I am kind of worried that the new flex line may not fit up with the incoming gas line connections.
So what I want to know is, I have thought about just taking the old copper fitting off the old gas unit and putting it on the new Peterson unit, but I cannot get that fitting off either, it is glued on good. Now will I damage the fitting or the unit if I put some torque on it? I assume that it is pipe dope or something similar, so if it is pipe dope, can I break the bond or is it stuck on? I am sorry for the long post and I hope I explained this right, but I would like to do this myself. I have hooked up gas fittings before around my home, but never had any problems like this. Thank you for any help