You can call me BS, and I'll call you ignorant.
Home stores have flexible corrugated metal. I'm talking about flexible,
smooth, line that's designed for long runs. The guys who work with it cut to
length, and then crimp on ends, to interface with black iron.
Out of curiosity, I had looked in Home Depot and Lowe's later on to see if
they had them, and I didn't see any. That doesn't mean they do not have
them. I just didn't see them on the shelf.
I have no doubt that if I went to the plumbing supply place I use near me,
the guy at the counter would know what I was talking about when I explained
what I was looking for, and he would tell me how much it cost and he would
sell it to me. It's a flexible gas supply line. You don't need a license
to buy plumbing parts or electrical parts, etc. One issue will be, what are
the connections like on each end? You will probably need to tell the guy at
the counter what size gas supply pipe you will be connecting it to, and what
you have on the other end by the dryer. He'll probably tell you that you
need a shut-off valve in the line at the dryer end, and he'll tell you what,
if anything, you need in terms of sealing the fitting connections (tape for
gas lines or whatever).
Look in the Yellow Pages under plumbing supply and find a place near you.
You could even call them and ask if they sell what you are looking for, but
I would go in person.
Let us know how you make out.
they would be stainless steel or copper gas lines with a yellow
plastic coating on the outside if they
existed...and maybe they do.. my guess though is that is water rated
a flex gas line built heavy enough might be legal..Ive not seen any
calif code prohibits anything over 24 or 36" as I recall.. other
states are usually similar,
if its a manufactured item apparently some states allow it... it
amounts to unsported pipe as even when it is supported say every 12" a
person could step on a section and break it. Im surprised the hear
It could be a water rated flex line, those are more likely to be legal
in some states... check on that, if its gas
rated it will have an aluminum ring around one end saying so.
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:03:16 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude
Use smooth metal tubing and use metallic tape to cover all the inside
seams and joints. Flexible pipe creates turbulance and will more
likely catch lint. Flex vinyl tubes should not be used for a dryer
i replaced a section of that supposedly flamable plastic exhaust line
when replacing a friends dryer.
took it out on the driveway and attempted to set fire to a small piece
first using a lighter, it just turned brown.
then tried my propane torch, it didnt light either.
i expected a ball of fire, all it did was turn brown
Seems like the OP is 'shortening' the exhaust pipe??????
And; lengthening the gas supply pipe???????
So some of our comments based on the original posting from which you
could assume anything, are inappropriate!
It's another case of "What you assumed I meant is not what I assumed
you would understand from what I thought I had said"!
It's like some of those threads where someone posts an electrical
problem and everybody willingly responds based on a North American
voltage of 115 volts 60 hertz and single phase!
Then three postings later the OP says something along the lines of;
"Oh, I happen to be Spain and the voltage is 230 volts 50 hertz and
it's 3 phase"! (Delta or wye, by the way?). Struth!
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