We just built a new laundry room and had a licensed plumber run the
gas line and shutoff up to the dryer area.
When the dryer arrives, do I need to call in the plumber to hook it up
or is it a straightforward DIY project?
(I have no problem doing minor (water) plumbing and electrical, but am
more wary about gas, so I wanted to get advice here first...)
Good reference page, IMO. I got a chuckle out of the following
"or extreme vibration will cause mental fatigue "
MeNtal fatigue? Well, probably, when I think it through. <g>
| blueman wrote:
| > We just built a new laundry room and had a licensed plumber
| > gas line and shutoff up to the dryer area.
| > When the dryer arrives, do I need to call in the plumber to
| > or is it a straightforward DIY project?
| > (I have no problem doing minor (water) plumbing and
| > more wary about gas, so I wanted to get advice here first...)
| This might help to see if you want to try this or not....
| Appliance Repair Aid
| http://www.applianceaid.com /
You can do it yourself.
a) turn off the gas valve
b) unscew the gas line cap
c) attach a piece of flexable gas hose from the dryer to the gas line
d) turn the gas back on
e) check for leaks with soapy water
Hope this helps,
What does code call for in earthquake prone areas, such as San Francisoc? I
can't see black iron pipe being a good idea to be run to every appliance,
furnace, etc. just to permit things to give a little without breaking.
On 12/13/2004 9:55 PM US(ET), Edwin Pawlowski took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:
Everything in my house that uses gas has a flex line between the gas
line and the appliance, and that includes a dryer, range, water heater,
and fireplace. All inspected and approved. The house was built in 1984,
and the fireplace was installed just last year.
USAHardware.com sells a "Gas Dryer Installation Kit" with flex hose. I
assume it is allowed somewhere within the USA -- maybe even where blueman
Hope this helps,
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Hooking up a gas appliance is easy, but if not done correctly could be
a hazard. Sometimes the gas company will hook the appliance up for
free or a small charge. I used a gas flex hose and Teflon tape to
hook up the dryer to the shut off valve. Then I tested the
connections with soapy water, then tested again after using the
appliance. You may smell gas (the nasty additive that is) the first
time it is hooked up, but not after that.
I have wondered about using Teflon tape with this sort of flexible gas
line. I believe it is a flare fitting between the adapter and the
flexible line itself. Wouldn't that mean that Teflon tape on the
threads is superfluous, since the connection is made as the two flared
surfaces mate? All you need to do, I would think, is tighten the nut
full so the two surfaces mate. Is this correct?
First off, if there is a warranty claim on the gas valve and the
manufacturer sees teflon tape in the works of the gas valve, the claim will
be denied. The tape will come off and possibly keep the valve from fully
You use thread compound on the pipe threads, not on the flare threads. If
you have to ask questions like this, ask yourself "is it worth the safety of
my family to possibly endanger them if I mess up?" Electricity has more of
a chance to kill you, but a gas leak can kill everyone in your house.
I'd have the licensed plumber hook it up for you.
(Surprised he didn't offer to include it in your job)
Seems like the incremental cost to have him complete
the job wouldn't be a big deal. Plus, if he does the
whole job and there is any issue what-so-ever, he
would likely come look at it (no room for finger
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