Dirt Leg/Dirt Trap in Gas Line?

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Old 04-20-05, 04:59 PM
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Dirt Leg/Dirt Trap in Gas Line?

I'm hooking up a gas line to a dryer. Currently I have already a gas line running vertically down from above with a valve at the end about 5 feet off the ground and a plug at the end.

I was going to put a 2-3 foot staight piece where the plug currently is and then run a flex line from that to the dryer.

My question is, I believe I need a dirt trap/dirt leg . Where would be the proper place to put it. Before the valve? After the valve(meaning between the dryer and the valve)? Right before the flex line.? Right before entry to the dryer? Is there any rule of thumb?

Or do I not need it at all.

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Old 04-20-05, 06:49 PM
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I don't know what your local code is for gas lines. It is ALWAYS a good idea to have a dirt leg though. This will keep particles which could plug an orfice from reaching the appliance. I would put a tee in the vertical line and an extra pipe nipple (6" long) with cap on the end of the tee. Run your flex line out the side of the tee. Good luck with your project.
 
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Thanks. That's what I had in mind.

Not many references to this in books and things.

Thanks again.
 
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