The rental unit is only 2 years old. No complaint from previous tenant
about gas dryer (not sure if they ever put in one). Current tenant
bought a gas dryer from Frys and said the manager of Frys came back a
few times with all the hookup sizes .. couldn't find a correct one and
said the current gas line is of wrong size, that it belongs to the
kitchen range. Not sure how that is possible. If the gas line in the
laundry room is wrong, wouldn't the city inspector have noticed that?
It was inspected after completion and passed.
IMO, the manager of Fryes has no clue. What is wrong about it? What size is
it and why is he having a problem?
If the line is too large, you just step it down with the proper fittings.
If it is too small, it must be replaced as gas flow will not be adequate for
proper operation of the burner. Appliance size is the determining factor of
the line size.
The city inspector can OK the line as to the fact it is not leaking at the
test, but if there was no appliance, he'd have no idea what the intended use
who is responsible in the lease for the appliance installation: perhaps
just have the responsible party call a licensed plumber?
what is not screwing into what?
where is the pipe size wrong, what size is it now, what size do they
think they need there?
there are assorted sizes and styles and male or female and other gas
shutoffs to be installed at the end of for example a 3/4" or 1/2"
Inside Diameter gas line.
why it passed inspection just fine may be unrelated to this problem,
maybe there's a bad stripped thread on the end of the pipe.
required gas capacity specifications are in a clothes dryer manual.
how this information applies in your local area correctly is subject to
local climates and code requirements.
I fully agree.
a half inch pipe is all you need for a dryer. Most average sized home
furnaces use half inch pipe too. Most gas ranges use 3/4" pipe.
Consider that it's possible to have up to six flames burning at once.
(4 burners, top and bottom oven burners).
The problem with posts like this is that the OP never said the size,
so how can anyone give a useful reply. However, I'd never trust the
hookup guys from these appliance stores. They hire some kid with
large muscles so they can move the appliances, and most are competent
enough to plug a refrigerator into an outlet. After that, any other
hookup is beyond their mental capacity. Apparently big muscles means
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