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Old 12-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I recently got my new washer and dryer delivered and hooked them up, but I have a question about the gas dryer connection.

On the back of the dryer there is the gas connection hookup. It is a stright threaded pipe connection in which a flexible gas line is hooked up to. Well I was wondering if I could put a 90 degree elbow on the gas line connection to the dryer and then hook the flexible gas line to the elbow. This would be better because it would allow me to push the dryer a little closer to the wall without fear of pinching or crushing the flex gas line.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Absolutely. Use a 90, and a valve.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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I have a 90* on mine for just this reason. My black iron drop has a tee and a 6" drip leg. I screwed the valve into the tee which is just above the top of the dryer. The flex line goes from the valve down to the 90. Easy.
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cool. I don't understand why dry mfgs don't do this from the factory...seems like it is much safer since it allows the flex line room to bend since most people have WALLS behind their dryers

Thanks guys I'll be getting a 90 degree elbow for that dryer connection.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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My last house had T's installed instead of 90's
Reason I was told is it allows water to drop down & not enter the 90
Not sure if that is true
But my last house w/gas had T's at stove, heating system & WH
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Yes the Ts, on the WH, Dryer, Heaters, and most all gas appliances are called drip legs if there's condensation or other forms of water in the gas system it would drop to the lowest spot and allow the gas to enter the appliance.
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My dryer was connected directly to black pipe. When I took apart the connection to the drier there was a lot of dirt at the bottom of the fitting.
I did the same as posted above, I added a valve and T fitting a little higher up with a 3" drip leg and ran the flexible pipe to that. The T not only collects condensate but any crap that might be flying through the system.
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My dryer was connected directly to black pipe. When I took apart the connection to the drier there was a lot of dirt at the bottom of the fitting.
I did the same as posted above, I added a valve and T fitting a little higher up with a 3" drip leg and ran the flexible pipe to that. The T not only collects condensate but any crap that might be flying through the system.
Well said Clutch
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