I have to disconnect our gas dryer for a few days and move it out of the room it in because we are having a new floor put down in the laundry room.
I see that the pipe leading to the flex pipe has a little lever on it and I already tested shutting that valve and proved that the dryer did not work when that valve was shut. So I know how to shut the gas to the dryer off.
So it seems like this should be pretty simple. Shut the valve off. Unplug the drier. Use a wrench to loosen the flex pipe off of the drier so I can move it to another room while the floor is put down.
Do I need to cap the flex pipe while the drier is not in the room? That would add another level of safety in case that valve I mentioned is faulty.
Then when I put it back I just tighten the flex pipe back on to the dryer, turn the valve back on, plug it in and it should be good to go.
Do I need to use some sort of sealer when putting attaching the flex pipe back onto the drier?
Should I get a plumber to do this? I am reasonably handy but I am no plumber. I lit the pilot light to our gas burner this morning and that was no big deal. Working with gas always scares me.
I would appreciate feedback on my plan outlined above and any tips or suggestions on how to do this safely.
Thanks in advance.
- posted 6 years ago