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Q: connecting a gas dryer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: connecting a gas dryer
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: lordfauntleroy-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 02 Oct 2004 13:33 PDT
Expires: 01 Nov 2004 12:33 PST
Question ID: 409409
do you use pipe dope on the flared fitting that connects to your gas dryer?
Subject: Re: connecting a gas dryer
Answered By: missy-ga on 03 Oct 2004 07:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi lordfauntleroy,

I spoke with my father in-law, who has been an appliance repair
technician for more than 50 years.

He says using pipe dope on the flared fitting is fine, as long as you
follow a couple simple rules:

1)  Use the proper pipe dope.  What you want is called "stick pipe
dope" (ask at your favorite hardware store), and is meant specifically
for natural gas connections.  DO NOT use plumbing pipe dope, which is
typically oil based - it can get into the gas line and foul the line,
necessitating a replacement.  You don't want to deal with that.

2)  Be certain to avoid the top two or three threads when applying the
pipe dope.  This is to ensure that nothing gets into the line.

3)  Apply the pipe dope sparingly. (again, to make sure nothing gets
into the line).

You can do without the pipe dope if it makes you nervous, but should
you find later that you want a new dryer, getting the line
disconnected could be a problem if corrosion has set in and the
threads are "un-doped".

Hope this helps!

Source:  experienced appliance repair technician
lordfauntleroy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
excellent advice with added info that is very useful. Thankyou

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