Self installing a gas dryer

katranaDecember 14, 2012

Hi all,

I self-installed a gas dryer, which I've never done before. All of the joints passed the leak test (soapy water) and everything works but I started to wonder if it's possible to leak after the initial installation.

I used RectorSeal on all threads, including flared ends, possibly too generously. I tightened as much as I dared but now I'm not sure if I was too worried about breaking the fittings and not enough about preventing leaks.

I'm not able to retest for leaks after pushing it into place nor have I tried to run a load. Should I be concerned enough to pull the dryer out and retighten?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"I used RectorSeal on all threads, including flared ends,"

Flare fittings do not require thread sealant.

The male and female flares provide the seal, not the threads.
They are normally machine threads not tapered pipe threads.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 4:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Water pressue and other plumbing issues (MULTIPLE ISSUES - LONG)
I have a couple plumbing issues in my house. Some background... Approximately...
Grohe Ladylux Cafe Touch Faucet
Does anyone have this faucet, and if so, do you like...
Am I the only one bothered by this?
Since Houzz took over, these forums have become a spam-infested...
shower neck leaking
Just installed a shower head (in new construction),...
troubleshooting thermostatic valve for shower
troubleshooting thermostatic valve, no hot water and...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™