Gas dryer flexible connector


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Old 11-11-08, 10:47 AM
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Gas dryer flexible connector

My 20 year old Whirpool gas dryer finally died, so I went out and bought a new one. But they wanted over $200 to have someone do the hook up (about 20 minutes work tops). Therefore, I am going to do my own hook up -- a plumber friend of mine did the disconnect (on old machine) and he showed me and explained how to do the reconnect (for new machine). So I understand the steps and I feel confident I can accomplish this. I plan to use a flexible gas appliance connector I bought at the same place I bought the dryer. (Yes, I know about the 3 foot length rule.)

My question is: The store only had one length flexible connector - 36" - so that's what I bought. The distance from the gas pipe to the dryer pipe is only about 16". Should I purchase another shorter length connector? Or will I be ok with the extra length on the 36"? Is that going to be a problem?
 
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Old 11-11-08, 11:06 AM
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Surprised thats the shortest they had, but it's fine. Just route it with no sharp bends and it will be easy to pull out later for duct cleaning and maintenance.
 
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Old 11-15-08, 04:56 PM
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the 36" flex line is fine.gives you slack to tighten up the connections and move the appliance in or out from wall.
 
 

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