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Question DetailsAsked on 11/27/2017

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How much should it cost to extend existing gas line 10 feet and add a new shut off valve to relocate dryer?

Dryer and washer are located in narrow laundry room, off garage. Gas line is on one side of room, with outlet, exhaust and water hookups on the other. Switching from standard top loading to stackable front loading to better use the space.

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Here are some links to similar previous questions on moving a dryer - I expect around $200-300 should handle it assuming exposed metal gas pipe around the wall is acceptable to you.


But bear in mind you need power for it - though may be able to use same outlet as washer assuming it does not have internal heating like steam heat. Tougher will be the dryer vent - you will need a totally new one in all likelihood, because 10 feet around the room plus existing length and bends will almost certainly exceed the allowable effective duct length for the dryer exhaust. This could be simple if new location backs upon an exterior wall you are willing to put dryer vent through - or tougher if concrete/brick wall or not a good place to put it.


One unasked for piece of advice - I strongly suspect you will regret going to front-loaders, but your call. I don't think I have ever found anyone who had a front-loader washer for more than 5-7 or so years who did not regret the high maintenance cost and leakage issues. Hopefully you have a concrete or tile floor and floor drain in that room - if not, get an automatic plug-in power shutoff leak detector for the washer.


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