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How much will it cost to have an existing gas line for the dryer connected to the kitchen?

I am interested in purchasing an older home that does not have a gas stove.  I wanted to consider the cost of having it connected as part of the total cost of purchase.
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February 16 2009 - Houston
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I just got quoted $2200 to add a gas line.  My stove cost $1100, but the line to run it that much?
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May 20
This is well answered, but an older posting...2009!
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August 18 2011
This answer is for all others who may consider having a similar project done.  The cost cannot be determine by your question and description alone.  Piping for a gas stove requires a minimum pipe size of 3/4inch.  The pipe size for a dryer is 1/2inch.  This information alone will let you know that it is not a good idea to install a 3/4inch gas pipe for a stove off of the 1/2inch gas pipe for the dryer.  Gas systems, just like any other systems cannot be "tapped" into just because it is a gas source.  Doing this will cause a certain gas requiring fixture to starve and not function at it's optimum.  The correct way to do this is to calculate what is on the system now and see if you can add a gas stove onto that system.  If you can, connect into the system with a pipe size of the same size or of a larger size.  If in your calculations you find out that your system is already peaked, then source the gas from the meter.  Gas systems function at very low pressures, typically at 4 to 7 pounds of pressure and require a properly size system to function 100%. 
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August 18 2011
Depends on the distance between the two appliances.  A Heating and Air Conditioning company can probably give you a rough idea of the costs  over the phone.  Good luck to you!
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December 10 2010
I would not pay more than $300.
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April 30 2009
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I would get three bids on the work.  By the time you have met with the three bidders you should understand what is needed.  Commercial stove/oven will require more gas and calculations will be necessary to insure it works right when finished.  The flexible gas line that is available now can be put in by a good handyman but make sure he is double checks for leaks.  Your supply is probably adequate if the only other appliance is a dryer.  What about the furnace?  The gas company may size it for you and will increase your meter size if it is necessary.  There are low pressure supplies and medium pressure supplies that need regulators at each appliance.  If money is not a problem, I would use a licensed plumber.  Good Luck!
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April 12 2009
Local "Gas" companies don't do this kind of work.
They provide the gas line to your house and that is it.
You need a really good plumber to work on this for you.
If you don't increase the size of the gas line from the meter, all the other gas appliances in your home are going to suffer.

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April 12 2009
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Also keep in mind that your supply line running to the dryer may not have the proper amount of flow for your gas stove.  There are more variables to this question than you may have thought of so far, I would seek advice from a professional experienced with natural gas plumbing before moving forward with any plans.
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March 03 2009

You also have to consider the BTU value of the stove.  That'll determine where you tie into the existing gas line.  Depending on how the home is constructed, they might use gas line that is SS and comes in a roll, for a quick install.  I would get 3 bids from your local plumbers.  Put in a drip leg.

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February 20 2009
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It depends on the distance, the current status of gas at the drier, and whether or not the plumbing would be in an open area (e.g. under the floor) or through walls.

You probably could call your gas company and ask for a rough estimate.


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February 16 2009
This is work that would either be done through your local gas company or by a plumber. Most likely there would also need to be a permit pulled to do the work. Don't rely on a handyman to do the work. Working with gas is just too dangerous to be left to anyone less than a qualified journeyman.

Check first with your local gas supplier to make sure they wouldn't require you to use their employees instead of an outside contractor.
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