Disconnecting gas dryer question


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Old 09-19-16, 01:21 PM
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Disconnecting gas dryer question

Hi folks,

I'm looking to uninstall the dryer that you see in the picture. Then we're going to install a different one. *I've never done this before, so I'm not quite sure how it disconnects. *I can't tell if the larger gold nut disconnects from the smaller gold nut? Or does the gold threaded piece disconnect from the silver threaded piece, which looks like it's part of the actual dryer?

Also looking to know if:

1: Do you typically install a new flex line when installing a different dryer?

2: do you need to use pipe dope or tape in this installation?

Thanks!

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Old 09-19-16, 01:56 PM
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Pipe dope and tape are used only on threads that provide a seal. With flare fitting the seal is the flare so no dope. It is recommended that flex lines not be reused though they often are.
 
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Old 09-19-16, 02:26 PM
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I can't tell if the larger gold nut disconnects from the smaller gold nut?
Yes, it does. Leave the smaller adapter connected to the dryer.
This fitting might be very tight.

Your picture doesn't show the wall, there should be a shut off valve there.
 
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Old 09-19-16, 04:47 PM
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That flex line looks like the older type. Replace it. The new one should be yellow.

Use two wrenches. Hold the smaller nut tight and turn the larger one clockwise from the perspective of the picture. As Ray said no TFE or pipe dope on the flare fitting. But if you change out the nipple fitting then yes use the yellow TFE or pipe dope to the pipe.
 
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Old 09-19-16, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I have to get back over to the house to give it a try and will report back.

Which portion of what i'm looking at is the flare fitting? And which portion is the nipple?
 
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Old 09-19-16, 06:53 PM
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The nipple is the galvanized gas pipe coming out of the dryer. The small brass nut is the flare fitting.

C is the nipple. A is the flare fitting. Your new dryer will come with the short 1/2" nipple only.
The adapters and flex line come in the new kit.

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Old 09-19-16, 07:01 PM
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By code there should have been a gas rated shutoff valve right there at the wall.
This is a nipple.
TBN-20-56 - Cello TBN-20-56 - 1-1/4"x 3-1/2" Brass Nipple
This is a flared fitting.
https://www.pricefalls.com/product/f...OaQhoCcwHw_wcB
By your questions I'd strongly suggest hiring a real plumber with a gas licence or the gas company to come out and hook this up for you.
This is a one shot deal, done wrong and the house blows up, simple as that.
 
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Old 09-19-16, 08:11 PM
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If you do this yourself, be sure to use the soapy water test for leaks. And yes Joe is correct you need shut off valve at the appliance location, even if there is one in the basement or the other side of the wall.

If t he new unit has not yet been delivered, often the delivery people will do the install for you. Depends on the store and the delivery people.
 
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Old 09-20-16, 09:44 AM
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Just to give you some more background, a new tenant moved into my rental property. I already had a washer and dryer there for them to use, but she brought her own. I didn't know until they moved in. So it's not like a new one is being delivered and they'll hook it up for them.

Since she's not using mine it's kind of up to her to have it installed....I was just trying to help out. I've installed a gas stove before and did the whole leak check thing....but this seems a little more involved.

I called a local shop for her and they wanted $110 per hour plus $30 for the new flex line. Normally it's $150 per hour, but he said it was a quick job so he'll charge less. Still seems expensive to me.

Oh, and the gas line comes into the laundry room and there's a red shutoff lever. Then the flex line goes from that shutoff lever to the dryer.
 
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Old 09-20-16, 09:55 AM
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Since there is a shut off there should be fairly easy. Since they want to use there dryer tell them to get a new gas line too hook up. Tell them you will not do it with old line.
 
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Old 09-22-16, 09:04 AM
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Have you been able to look at the dryer they're bringing yet? I just ask because I've dealt with dryers that had multiple outputs or mismatched plugs before and you might need to look over theirs before you start calling any contractors to install them.

Mod note: This is a gas dryer. The plug will be a standard 120 volt plug so no mismatched plug.
 
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Old 09-22-16, 09:08 AM
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Ellen what is "multiple outputs".
 
 

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