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Old 01-28-2019, 02:10 PM
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Purchased a new electric dryer from Lowe’s to replace gas dryer. Lowe’s did not tell us that they will not unhook the existing gas dryer. Looks simple enough to do by closing valve and unhooking. Am I missing something? Does gas to home have to be shut off before unhooking dryer? Gas company will only shut off gas to home and will not touch appliances. Maybe I need a handyman to do the entire job ? Any recommendations?

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Are there any other appliances that use gas in your home?
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Purchased a new electric dryer from Lowe’s to replace gas dryer. Lowe’s did not tell us that they will not unhook the existing gas dryer. Looks simple enough to do by closing valve and unhooking. Am I missing something? Does gas to home have to be shut off before unhooking dryer? Gas company will only shut off gas to home and will not touch appliances. Maybe I need a handyman to do the entire job ? Any recommendations?
Yep. Just close the valve coming out of the wall. Disconnect gas line at valve and dryer. For a little added protection get a threaded plug to fit into the valve to ensure there can't be any gas leaking past the valve. Make sure you wrap the plug in thread/Teflon tape before screwing it in.
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Are there any other appliances that use gas in your home?
No other appliances.
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Yep. Just close the valve coming out of the wall. Disconnect gas line at valve and dryer. For a little added protection get a threaded plug to fit into the valve to ensure there can't be any gas leaking past the valve. Make sure you wrap the plug in thread/Teflon tape before screwing it in.
Thanks, I have the plug.
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Agree!!! and you might live longer.
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No other appliances.
If there are no other appliances, including the furnace and water heater, you can take the steps I outlined above and also have the gas company come out and shut off your gas and lock the meter.
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If you make a mistake with plumbing it's just a little water but if you make a mistake with gas your whole house goes
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No other appliances.
Okay, shut off the valve and disconnect it. Put the plug in and I would also have the gas co. close the shut off that is outside your home for extra safety.

Also, I could be wrong but... I believe gas connections are reverse thread. Use Teflon tape as well.
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