07:49PM | 11/02/03
Member Since: 10/01/03
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I hope I am in the right forum. I have a natural gas clothes dryer, I moved into a house that had a connection for an electric dryer but no gas line. There is a gas water heater within 4 feet that has a gas line. Can I tap into that gas line with a "T" connection to hook up to my gas dryer?


02:50AM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I'm not a plumber, but I bet it's possible. We recently hired a plumber run a line from the gas water heater/furnace room for the stove. It was probably about 20' away.

I would NOT recommend this as a DIY project. In addition to the obvious safety reasons, plumbers know what size pipe and fittings to use so that your furnace and water heater won't 'starve' (and vice versa) for gas when you turn the dryer on.

Good luck,
-k2 in CO.

plumber Tom

02:51PM | 11/12/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Yes k2 gave you good advice. You don't want to starve the other gas appliances of fuel. Even though they are low BTU input, worse case scenario is one or more gas appliances will not get proper pressure. Have a plumber install a new gas line for the dryer, with a manual shut-off valve before the union.


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