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Old 01-05-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Second Gas Dryer to Same Gas Line?


I currently have a gas dryer and an electric dryer. The electric died and I want to replace it with another gas dryer.

Can I connect the second gas dryer to the same gas line as the first? Believe it's a 5/8" line. Figured I could put a T at the end and connect both, but not sure there's enough capacity for both.

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IMO this is a job for a licenced plumber and not a DYI job but that is just me, maybe. I would not endanger my family and my home by doing this myself.

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The work itself is very easy and straightforward. Just need to know if the pipe is large enough to deliver gas to both appliances.

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You need to know the BTU input of both units. And the length of the gas line run.

Total length of the run. From the gas meter to these driers.
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The dryers would be 22K BTU each for a total of 44K.

The final run is about 15ft of 1/2". Before that is something bigger than an inch for about 20ft.

Can I run both dryers off the one 1/2" line?

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If the lines feeding the 1/2" is large enough for the "total" load of all appliances. Yes.
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Thanks! So I've got pipe coming into the house that's an 1 3/8" OD.

Got:
Water Heater 34K BTU's
Furnace 100K BTU's
Dryer 22K BTU's
Total 156K BTU's

Can I add another 22K BTU dryer?

You've been a great help!
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You need the size of pipe and length of run to each appliance yet.
But, 1-1/4" steel pipe carry handle 210,000 BTUs at a length 200'

Now if that is the size pipe that runs up to the 1/2" pipe that goes to the dryers. Then yes, it will handle it.


1-3/ OD steel pipe is 1-1/4" ID pipe.
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IMO this is a job for a licenced plumber and not a DYI job but that is just me, maybe. I would not endanger my family and my home by doing this myself.
If you have never done this type work before I agree. Your day could go sour in a flash.

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