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Old 02-20-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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I just moved into my new house (hurray!) and have someone who is willing to give me their electric dryer till I can get my own. I was told that I can probably have the choice of either gas or electric because of my hookup.

Well, I am absolutely clueless about this, and would hate to haul the appliance over here only to find out it doesn't work with my connections.

So here is what I got:

There is a big 3 prong connection that says "Leviton 30A-125/250V" on it and there is a pipe connected at the bottom of the wall with a shut-off valve on it (I assume the gas hookup?)

So if I have the big 3 prong connection at 250V, would that be sufficient to handle the electric dryer?

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You need to know the rating of the dryer
My dryer is rated for 30a
Gas may be less expensive in the long run
Depends upon cost of each where you are

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Yup. That sounds like the hookup for the dryer. Gas or electric is your choice. I've never had a gas dryer. I like my electric one fine.
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Electric is fine for the dryer. Are you using gas anywhere else? If the electric one is free and you have the connection.. then this is the way to go
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I am going with the free electric dryer till I can afford to buy a gas dryer. I use gas for also my water heater and heating system.

OK. Thank you everyone for the answers. It looks like I will be hauling a dryer over to my house this weekend.
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