Hooking up gas dryer...

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by blueman, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. blueman

    blueman Guest

    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...)
    blueman, Dec 14, 2004
    #1
  2. blueman wrote:
    > 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...)


    Hi,

    This might help to see if you want to try this or not....

    http://www.applianceaid.com/gasconnector.html
    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Dec 14, 2004
    #2
  3. blueman

    Phisherman Guest

    On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 01:43:30 GMT, blueman <> wrote:

    >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...)


    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.
    Phisherman, Dec 14, 2004
    #3
  4. "William Deans" <> wrote in message
    > c) attach a piece of flexable gas hose from the dryer to the gas line


    Better check on that. It has been a while since I did any gas hookups, but
    flex line was NOT permitted on any appliance except a stove.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 14, 2004
    #4
  5. blueman

    John Guest

    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

    > "William Deans" <> wrote in message
    > > c) attach a piece of flexable gas hose from the dryer to the gas line

    >
    > Better check on that. It has been a while since I did any gas hookups, but
    > flex line was NOT permitted on any appliance except a stove.


    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.
    John, Dec 14, 2004
    #5
  6. blueman

    willshak Guest

    On 12/13/2004 9:55 PM US(ET), Edwin Pawlowski took fingers to keys, and
    typed the following:

    >"William Deans" <> wrote in message
    >
    >
    >>c) attach a piece of flexable gas hose from the dryer to the gas line
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Better check on that. It has been a while since I did any gas hookups, but
    >flex line was NOT permitted on any appliance except a stove.
    >

    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.
    willshak, Dec 14, 2004
    #6
  7. blueman

    mikey Guest

    blueman wrote:
    > 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...)


    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
    pointing).

    mikey.
    mikey, Dec 14, 2004
    #7
  8. OK, so tell him how soapy water checks for leaks. And then tell him what to
    do if the soapy water changes color.

    --

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    "William Deans" <> wrote in message
    news:1102989864.9a29485adc7a919fa94877c26d2900d4@teranews...
    Greetings,

    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,
    William
    Stormin Mormon, Dec 14, 2004
    #8
  9. On 2004-12-14, Phisherman <> wrote:

    > I used a gas flex hose and Teflon tape to hook up the dryer to the
    > shut off valve.


    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?

    Thanks, Wayne
    Wayne Whitney, Dec 14, 2004
    #9
  10. blueman

    HeatMan Guest

    "Wayne Whitney" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 2004-12-14, Phisherman <> wrote:
    >
    > > I used a gas flex hose and Teflon tape to hook up the dryer to the
    > > shut off valve.

    >
    > 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
    closing.

    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.


    > Thanks, Wayne
    >
    HeatMan, Dec 14, 2004
    #10
  11. blueman

    Pop Guest

    Good reference page, IMO. I got a chuckle out of the following
    excerpt, too:

    "or extreme vibration will cause mental fatigue "

    MeNtal fatigue? Well, probably, when I think it through. <g>

    Pop

    "Appliance Repair Aid" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    |
    | blueman wrote:
    | > 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...)
    |
    | Hi,
    |
    | This might help to see if you want to try this or not....
    |
    | http://www.applianceaid.com/gasconnector.html
    | jeff.
    | Appliance Repair Aid
    | http://www.applianceaid.com/
    |
    Pop, Dec 14, 2004
    #11
  12. blueman

    Phisherman Guest

    On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 05:38:38 GMT, Wayne Whitney
    <> wrote:

    >On 2004-12-14, Phisherman <> wrote:
    >
    >> I used a gas flex hose and Teflon tape to hook up the dryer to the
    >> shut off valve.

    >
    >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?
    >
    >Thanks, Wayne


    If there is a flared end no Teflon nor sealer should be used. But
    still, check for leaks.
    Phisherman, Dec 14, 2004
    #12

  13. > Pop wrote:
    > Good reference page, IMO. I got a chuckle out of the following
    > excerpt, too:
    >
    > "or extreme vibration will cause mental fatigue "
    >
    > MeNtal fatigue? Well, probably, when I think it through. <g>
    >
    > Pop


    Ooops....typo ;)
    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Dec 15, 2004
    #13
  14. Appliance Repair Aid, Dec 15, 2004
    #14

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