This is an excerpt from a post I made way back in the yonder days: Originally PTFE tape was made in both a single density and double density type. Many jurisdictions adopted the double density tape as the standard for sealing threads on natural gas lines. Later, in an effort to insure the double density tape was being used the industry began making the double density in a yellow color to distinguish it from its single density counterpart.
Can I install a new gas dryer by myself? July 29, 6: The plumber who installed the gas line hooked up my dryer.
Now the washer has died and I have ordered a new laundry set - a front loading washer and separate gas dryer that will stack. They are due to be delivered next week. As a single woman homeowner, I have to be. I can easily install a light fixture or electrical outlet, for example, and when I was younger I repaired Selectric typewriters and built and repaired computers.
I have these pliers and these pliers and other tools. I have regular teflon tape and I can buy the special gas tape if necessary. I know how to check for leaks with soapy water and I have a good sense of smell just in case. Is this something I can do myself? The "ounce of prevention" strategy is very stark when it comes to fiery explosions.
Two of my children are volunteer firefighters. I know if you install it and call the local firehouse and explain the situation and ask if they could come by and check it, they will. If you smell gas or run into any trouble, do not hesitate to call from outside the house.
I watched a few YouTube videos and learned how to do it no problem, just make sure you know where your gas cut off is and follow the safety procedures laid out in the videos use soapy water to test for bubbles, no sparks etc. Shut off gas at shutoff valve nearest dryer. Pull out dryer so gas line fitting is accessible.
The gas line will be a corrugated metal hose or copper tubing. Remove fitting at dryer.
There may be a slight gas smell from residual gas in the tubing. If you hear a sustained hissing or a strong gas smell, try to shut off or call from outside.
Partially install new dryer. Attach gas line fitting to new dryer. Make a solution of dish washing liquid and water.
Turn on gas at gas valve Handle parallel to gas line. Again, hissing or gas smell, shut off gas or call Push in dryer to final position.
If anything seems wrong, call or the gas company or a plumber. This is perfectly do-able, but you may want to weigh the cost of a couple of plumber visits against the possibility of your house exploding or of asphyxiation. You might call your gas company to see if they have a hookup service.
I closed the valve, then unscrewed the flexible connection, waited 10 minutes or so to see if the gas smell disappeared it diddid my business, screwed it back on, plied it with soapy water, and ran a load that evening watching it suspiciously.
Been fine for two years since. Be sure to avoid getting any grit or dust in the hose end, and if you see anything suspicious, stop.We’ll show you in this article how to do two basic types of gas connection: hooking up a gas range using a flexible, corrugated connector (a gas clothes dryer is similar); and using threaded black steel gas pipe to hook up a water heater.
Turn off the gas, install the gas connections for a gas dryer, shut the electrical power off, check the vent hole, clean up, use the pipe dope, check for leaks, fasten the vent hose, plug in the gas dryer and turn it on. We’ll show you in this article how to do two basic types of gas connection: hooking up a gas range using a flexible, corrugated connector (a gas clothes dryer is similar); and using threaded black steel gas pipe to hook up a water heater.
This article will show you how to safely connect a gas dryer hookup or gas range. Kits containing a flexible stainless steel gas line and fittings are available at home centers and hardware stores.
The kits usually have everything you’ll need, but in some cases, you may have to buy a few more fittings. Hooking up gas dryer fitting size. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add Hooking up my dryer. There is no pilot light on your dryer it sounds like you have a gas leak somewhere.
Get a cup put alot of dish soap in it and a little bit of water and apply it to your fittings in the back. If you have a gas leak it will bubble up.
I just moved to a new house and it has a gas hookup. I have never dealt with gas before so this is new. I need help just hooking up the hose from the gas line to the dryer.