metal hose for dryer gas

phrogFebruary 21, 2014

We need a longer gas hose. Ours is about 4 feet, and we need about twice that.

Is it OK to connect another of the 4 ft. hoses, or should the old one be replaced with a longer hose?

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dave1812

hose is cheap. get a longer one

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:12AM
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phrog

OK, I asked the appliance dealer (planning to buy washer from) about cost. He wants $169 to have a gas technician come with the washer installers, remove the old hose and install a new one. Plus $30 for the hose itself.

I thought the labor would be about half that amount. What do you think?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:55AM
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dave1812

oops, I misread your OP. I thought we were talking about a VENT hose. that's what I get for reading too fast. in any event, plumbers aren't cheap, nor is anyone else who makes house calls. Best to have a qualified tech do the installation...

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 1:09PM
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phrog

I'm glad I checked. Our propane dealer will do it for $50 plus the hose. Quite a difference!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 1:15PM
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dave1812

yeah, it pays to get several quotes. I got better windows installed for $3000 LESS just by getting 2 quotes on window replacements. And years ago, after getting 3 quotes for over $6K for repiping, I got it done by a licensed guy who did a great job---for half the price. go figure.

This post was edited by dave1812 on Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 16:47

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 4:15PM
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This post was edited by dave1812 on Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 16:48

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 1:56PM
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dadoes

Dave1812 - you should be able to edit your original post ... I can edit my posts, I don't know if perhaps editing is not available to all board members.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 2:03PM
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dave1812

ah, I see "NEW! Edit Post". thx

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 4:46PM
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