||11-01-2010 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by tmiranda
I'm going to install a new gas line tonight for our new dryer. The gas line that that does come out of the wall is capped and does not have a shutoff valve. I cannot tell where it comes from therefore I dont know where the shutoff valve is. So what I was planning on doing was turning off the gas for the entire house at the gas meter, running a new pipe up the wall with a shutoff valve and then put a hose from there to the dryer. My question is, how long will it take to drain the gas lines in the house? How long do I need to wait after I turn it off before starting work?
Not long at all. I would, however, suggest opening your windows.
One thing you might run into... Here in Omaha, if you shut off your gas line the City Utilities have the meter set so it shuts down and will not come back on. It's a safety thing that, honestly, makes sense. You have to call the Utilities office, tell them what you did and that you're done, and they reset the meter. No biggie.
I found that out the hard way, after installing a new water heater, and just about going nuts trying to figure out what was wrong. :)