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Our house is ~38 years old. It was built for installation of a gas dryer in the basement and we have always used gas dryers. Dryer #2, installed in 1997, failed Saturday and its replacement was delivered today. The house has the gas shut off valve for the dryer located tight to the ceiling joists, about 3 feet away from the dryer. There is a 3 foot horizontal 1/2 inch black iron pipe connected to the valve discharge, then an elbow downward, and then about 7 feet of black iron pipe ending slightly above floor level.
The dryer delivery guys refused to connect the new flexible appliance supply line to the end of the existing black iron pipe as has been done for the past 30+ years. They said they can ONLY connect the flexible appliance line directly to the shut-off valve!
Options were to: 1) completely refuse delivery; or 2) allow them to place the new dryer in the basement, not remove the old dryer (because there would be an open gas line if they disconnected the old dryer - neglecting the capability of shutting off the existing gas valve), not connect the new dryer, and make my wife and I remove the old dryer from the basement then find someone to haul it away, all after having paid for connection and disposal fees.
So I will be buying an additional gas cock with flared fitting end to install on the end of the black iron pipe at floor level tonight so this same scenario doesn't happen a second time with the next dryer delivery - scheduled for tomorrow from a different retailer.
Is connecting the flexible appliance supply line ONLY to the gas shut-off a new code requirement in the past 20 years? Or is this yet another bogus Home Depot requirement?
->Posting last edited on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:04:37.
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