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janetlee

10:05AM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 09/11/04
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I recently moved into a older house with gas appliances(stove) does this mean I have a gas washer and dryer hookup. Could someone tell me what a hookup for gas and hookup for electric look like?

thank you

DanO

05:27PM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** house with gas stove, does this mean I have a gas dryer hookup. **

Not necessarily.

** Could someone tell me what a hookup for gas and hookup for electric look like? **

A gas hook-up if disconnected properly should just have a 3/8-1/2" pipe which is capped off. There will also be regular 3-prong outlets near by.

I couldn't find a good illustration of a capped gas line but this may give you an idea what such a gas line would look like:

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/633ua

An electric dryer outlet will be larger than a normal wall outlet with 3 or 4 holes in it for the plug. You can see a couple of examples of dryer and 240 volt range outlets at this link:

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/4v3ht

rpxlpx

10:15AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
There is no such thing as a gas washer. All washers use electricity (and of course, water).

All dryers have an exhaust tube that's about four inches across for the hot air.

A Gas dryer DOES use electricity as well as gas, but the plug is "normal" size, like a toaster or hair dryer uses. If the dryer hookup is for an "electric" dryer, then the plug is MUCH larger, and there is no metal gas line to connect.

In an electric dryer, the electricity runs the motor that turns the drum, and also it powers the heating coil that drys the clothes. In a gas dryer, the heat is provided by burning gas, but the motor that turns the drum still is powered by electricity.

BV020633

01:46PM | 10/20/19
They do/did make a gas powered washer. I know because we had one when I was a kid. You stepped on a peddle that cranked a motor that ran the washer.


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