Friend of mine is redoing the floor in the laundry
room. The pipe with the natural gas for the dryer
is a bit of a ways out from the wall, and he'd like
me to move it closer to the wall. So it's less
likely to get bumped, kicked, etc. Also better
I went over and looked. The floor is in rough shape,
there is a hole in the floor right near the wall,
which means I don't have to drill a hole through.
I went and looked into the cellar. The pipe is not
going to be easy to work on, but nothing much ever
is. I got my bucket of pipe wrenches, and started
to get to work. Turn off the gas (nearest valve is
the main meter for the house) Use the gas range to
flare off the pressure. And start to take some
pipe part. Take the pipe apart, back several
fittings and joints. And then run the pipe back
to the hole in the floor, closer to the wall.
I didn't have the lengths of pipe I wanted so I had
to mix and match the pieces I had. Finally, I've got
it all back together with generous doses of pipe
thread sealant. And it's all good.
Noticing that where the pipe comes up, is on the
far side of the washer from where the dryer presently
is. If there wasn't a flex line long enough, I
could run some black iron along the back wall, to
where the dryer is. At the moment, electric dryer.
But, gas at some time in the future, I guess.
Oh, yes! He'd forgot to mention that what he really
wanted, was the pipe through the hole in the floor
over behind the electric dryer. Hope that's not
too much work.
I went to the cellar, and spec it out a bit. Need
some pipe I don't got (brought my nipple tray, and
don't have 3 foot and 1 foot lengths. Snow is in
the forecast for next three days, we will pick up
the job Friday, which is is next day of relative
Christopher A. Young
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