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Question DetailsAsked on 3/16/2016

What would it cost to have a contractor replace a gas line to a dryer, including new valve?

Current gas line is flexible copper tubing with older shut off valve (brass?) Dryer is located approximately 15 feet from shut off valve. The dryer also has an older flexible stainless steel gas line at the unit itself that i would want to replace with a new one.
What type of contractor would do this?

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Plumber in most areas is your Search the List catedgory for a repairman. In some areas has to be a Gas Fitter (mostly a few east coast states) but if plumber is not qualified to do it he should tell you and refer you to a gas fitter.


Assuming this is all exposed line, probably in the $200-300 range (labor plus materials) to extend the line closer (using black iron pipe), put in a new valve, and new flex tubing to the appliance. NOT including any drywall/repainting work if part of the gas line has to be put through floor or wall.


If your current code requires something other than copper line for supply, might be he would have to change it out back to the meter - which could run more like $500-1000 in a normal house. My recommendation - if in the ballpark and you have a choice, I would go with the black iron - copper and petroleum fuels don't get along as well as they should - pinhole corrosion is a constant risk because the fuels commonly have small amounts of water and acids in them.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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