I gave the gas turnoff end one more shot and got it off. Of course I had
purchase a fresh flexible pipe kit with sealant and adapters all in one bag
designed for dryers and it fits the dryer fine but it turns out my gas
connection pipe is oversized (so was the old flexible pipe) so it is back to
the big box store again. The previous installer put the size converter at
the dryer end but it seems to me that it makes more sense to put it at the
turnoff where it will suffer few vibrations and I can use the narrower
That would be my guess. I caught the same guy installing a dishwasher
improperly. He didn't feel like going to his truck for a hose clamp so he
removed one of mine from someplace else in my plumbing and installed it
where he needed it. I caught him and called the store using him for
installations. They told me that lots of people complained about him but
his kid had heart problems and they did not want to dump him. No joke.
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