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Just Dave

12:45PM | 07/25/02
Member Since: 07/24/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hi there...

This is my first time here, and I appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

I live in a 6-unit apartment in Los Angeles, and I'm looking to install a stackable washer/dryer in my spare bedroom.

I've been researching online, and was ready to go ahead with the electric version -- which will require me to have an electrician install a 220v outlet -- but then I started to consider gas dryers.

Would it be better/easier/less expensive to have a gas line extended into the room? Or am I being crazy, and should I only consider having the electric work done?

Thanks again for your advice.


Just Dave

rpxlpx

02:50AM | 07/26/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
You didn't say whether gas is already in your building and apartment. (Do you have gas heat or gas water heater?) Even if gas is available, I suspect an electric outlet will be much easier and cheaper to install.

Just Dave

07:22AM | 07/26/02
Member Since: 07/24/02
2 lifetime posts
I do have gas already in the apartment. We have a gas stove and a gas water heater.

The Gas Company told me that I'd have to hire a licensed plumber to install the additional line -- just as I'd have to hire a licensed electrician to install the 220v outlet.

Any ideas on how much either one would cost?

Thanks again for the help...


Dave

zipulrich

07:08AM | 08/03/02
Member Since: 08/02/02
3 lifetime posts
Being on the other coast, can't advise as to prices. However, remember that, as a rule, your operating expenses will be much cheaper with gas.

Just something to consider.

BillOH

09:56AM | 09/11/02
Member Since: 07/21/02
48 lifetime posts
Just my opinion... but do you really want another flame in your unit, especially one that is so close to your flammable clothes? Personally, I'd go electric.

BillOH

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