Shortening gas fitting out of dryer

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Old 11-08-17, 01:05 PM
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Shortening gas fitting out of dryer

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With the gas hose attached to the dryer (and bent upward), the total clearance is 3.5-4 inches. I'd like to get the dryer closer to the wall. Dryer is a new Samsung DV42H5000GW.

Two questions:

1. I didn't personally install the dryer. Is there an extra fittings /adapters on there that don't need to be there?

2. How else can I shorten this? Is there an elbow fitting I could pick up at the hardware store? If so, what would I ask for?

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It looks like a reducer. Even if you get it in an elbow, it's only going to give you an extra inch.
 
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Old 11-08-17, 03:26 PM
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Hard to tell but it does look like there is some union/reducer there. It sure looks like a 90 flared fitting would save a lot of room.
 
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A lot of room? I'd say about an 1 1/2" at the most.
 
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Old 11-08-17, 03:46 PM
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That flare to 1/2 " can be removed. They used the inside threads on that, and the outside looks 3/4...

If you remove the flex and that flarex 1/2" fitting you'll be left with factory nipple sticking out..

Simple put an elbow on it, then a nipple 1/2" to reuse that fitting, then reconnect flex line...
 
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Typically dryers have a 3/8 nipple and the adapter as shown is a 1/2 male threads. You could install a 3/8 to 1/2 ell and install the adapter
 
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