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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #11
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I have a soon-to-be son-in-law who is a licensed plumber!
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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I think the travel time would get you.

When I had my gas dryer hooked up it cost less than $100.
When we got the dryer (the first time) they wouldn't hook it up because we had one of those bucket filter things. So we sent the dryer back as we had to have the venting installed to the outside, and we had the gas line moved so we could put the dryer in a better spot.

When we had the dryer delivered again (about a year later cause the old dryer died) they wouldn't do the gas hookup for some reason. I don't even remember what it was, so I did it.

We had dinner with some friends the other night and the subject came up and I mentioned I had hooked up the dryer and Kathleen looked shocked. I told her I figured it was fine, for the last 8 years.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #13
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...I mentioned I had hooked up the dryer and Kathleen looked shocked. I told her I figured it was fine, for the last 8 years.
I chickened out and paid to have it done. I had visions of my obituary stating that SO and I had died in a gas explosion due to a faulty installation, but, hey, they saved a few bucks by not calling a plumber!
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:09 PM   #14
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I had those visions as well.

Plumbing, usually, isn't a difficult concept. I did some research to see if I needed anything special (like special pipe tape or such). I soap bubbled.. I sniffed.. I soap bubbled more. I didn't use the dryer for two days and checked it a few times.

Mind you I hate doing plumbing work, but I was irritated about this cause it should have been installed and I think they used an excuse that translates to "I'm just feeling lazy."
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So according to the Louisville KY BBB, which is where the company is located, they have "updated" their website information...
Not that I can find!!!!
But I will be watching, just to see.

And the dishwasher saga is over.
Sears came and installed our new one yesterday...
The installer even joked about the copper pipes, and how anyone with
a wrench could have hooked up the water line.

He then proceeded to cut the copper line with the dishwasher water
connection, which for some reason stuck out from the wall about 8 inches,
and put a new valve connector on. Took 4 minutes and no special tools.

I must say, after 2 years of hand washing the dishes, it was nice to rack
em and go watch TV instead!
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