New Gas Dryer Installation Questions/Concerns- Can you help?!?!?!

Old 07-26-11, 11:15 PM
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New Gas Dryer Installation Questions/Concerns- Can you help?!?!?!


I replaced my 22+ year old gas dryer this weekend. It was installed by a licensed professional but I have a few questions, mainly because gas sorta freaks me out and also in my previous home I had only ever used an electric dryer.

1) I had purchased a new gas hookup kit when I purchased the dryer, but the installer did not use it, as he said it was too short and the existing hookup was in "excellent" condition. Does this seem right? My main concern is that the existing hookup may be as old as the old dryer itself! Any suggestions?

2) The dryer vent tubing (sidenote: the vent has just been cleaned and is properly vented) is very close the gas line hookup. The first time I ran the dryer the vent tube was warm/hot to the touch (which I had not noticed on my old dryer). Is it problematic that the vent is so close the gas line hookup?

Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions!
Old 07-27-11, 03:13 AM
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Hello Bernie418. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

I can't "Help" since I don't do physical work... but I can and will provide "Advice."....

Since you have paid a professional to install the dryer, you should trust that installer to have done the job safely, properly and according to local codes. Same should apply to the distance between the vent and the gas line.

Distance between dryer vent and the gas line will not be any problem nor be of any concerns. Since heat in the vent is not an ignition source nor will the vent ducting become hot nor any hotter then the inside of the dryer. Warm yes. Hot no.
Old 07-27-11, 04:31 AM
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The temp in duct tube will be around 150 to 165 degrees same as dryer. As sharp said not a problem
Old 07-27-11, 07:13 AM
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What is the material of the dryer vent? Most proffesionals are installing vents not to code.

Should be ridgid metal with a smooth interier.

Mike NJ

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