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glynnswife
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May 22, 2012 5:22 pm  

If I get a gas dryer how much is a propane tank and anyone know how often I would have to get it refilled. If I do 3-4 loads of laundry/week how much gas will I use?

Donna


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Lucy
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May 22, 2012 6:02 pm  

Donna --- Unless the dryer is already set up for propane, you will need to change the combustor / nozzle to use propane. NG and Propane Gas have different energy values. Otherwise, the laundry and dryer might go up in flames.


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glynnswife
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May 22, 2012 6:10 pm  

In the process of buying a brand new gas dryer. So would Antilles Gas have the right product for a brand new gas dryer?


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May 22, 2012 6:53 pm  

Ongoing discussion about propane at bottom of this thread ...

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,180644

Do you have any other gas appliances in the house or is it just the dryer? If it's just the dryer, a 100lb tank from Antilles should last you a LONG time (maybe 6 months or more, at least). It's $90.50. They deliver.


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May 22, 2012 6:54 pm  

I'm not sure about Antilles, but I would ask the store where you are getting the dryer. If there is one, there should be a conversion kit.


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May 22, 2012 7:06 pm  

Yes they will. I paid a few dollars for a serviceman (recommended by St Thomas Gas - same owners as Antilles I believe) to install a line to a separate tank for my gas dryer and was very pleased with the installation and the price. I can't tell you the cost benefits as most of the time I only used the dryer when I couldn't hang laundry outside but it was negligible compared to what an electric dryer would have cost me.

If you have breeze, sun and space I'd look into one of the outside umbrella-type air dryers. I bought one on-line as, although I figured out after a lot of research what I wanted, I couldn't find anything on island at the time which would work for me. It was easily put together, simply came apart for compact stacking when not in use, was well built but inexpensive and easily accommodated a BIG load of laundry. I had it outside in the yard but it would easily fit even on a deck.

A little OT but I shake my head in disbelief about stateside HOAs which not only decree that thou shalt mow thine grass regularly to ensure that at all times it's never more than one inch high or penalties will ensue but that you are NOT to have clothes lines on your property even if you have a fenced yard. In this day and age when "green" is much of the word and conservation is so important, that's simply ludicrous!


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May 22, 2012 7:08 pm  

I'm not sure about Antilles, but I would ask the store where you are getting the dryer. If there is one, there should be a conversion kit.

Lucy, dryers sold here are in compliance and there's no need to buy any sort of conversion kit.


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May 22, 2012 7:16 pm  

I'm not sure about Antilles, but I would ask the store where you are getting the dryer. If there is one, there should be a conversion kit.

Lucy, dryers sold here are in compliance and there's no need to buy any sort of conversion kit.

Um, you should refrain from giving absolute answers, many models of popular brands are manufactured for NG service and a conversion kit is required for Propane. The store selling the dryer could have it already installed if they have it on site, but if your ordering it from a catalogue they'll tell you if they need a conversion kit as well.


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May 22, 2012 7:26 pm  

I'm not sure about Antilles, but I would ask the store where you are getting the dryer. If there is one, there should be a conversion kit.

Lucy, dryers sold here are in compliance and there's no need to buy any sort of conversion kit.

Um, you should refrain from giving absolute answers, many models of popular brands are manufactured for NG service and a conversion kit is required for Propane. The store selling the dryer could have it already installed if they have it on site, but if your ordering it from a catalogue they'll tell you if they need a conversion kit as well.

Well I've bought three gas dryers locally in almost 30 years (the last just three years ago) with never an issue about conversion so am simply going by my own experiences here. I have no problem whatsoever agreeing that I'm no expert and that it's best to ask and be prepared when purchasing locally. Thanks for the heads-up!


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May 23, 2012 11:34 pm  

St.croix gas offers a senior discount. Every bit helps if you can show some form of ID to meet the senior requirement.


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May 24, 2012 12:44 am  

I'm not sure about Antilles, but I would ask the store where you are getting the dryer. If there is one, there should be a conversion kit.

Lucy, dryers sold here are in compliance and there's no need to buy any sort of conversion kit.

Um, you should refrain from giving absolute answers, many models of popular brands are manufactured for NG service and a conversion kit is required for Propane. The store selling the dryer could have it already installed if they have it on site, but if your ordering it from a catalogue they'll tell you if they need a conversion kit as well.

Well I've bought three gas dryers locally in almost 30 years (the last just three years ago) with never an issue about conversion so am simply going by my own experiences here. I have no problem whatsoever agreeing that I'm no expert and that it's best to ask and be prepared when purchasing locally. Thanks for the heads-up!

If you've contracted (paid) someone (retailer/tradesman) to deliver/install your dryers, then you've probably paid for the conversion kit (burner valve) to be "installed" as well. The charge may not have been itemized on the bill.

As general rule of thumb, dryers, stove tops, FAU, space heating require conversion kits. Hydronic heating appliances, domestic hot water heaters, pool heaters, boilers (THWH) are typically fuel specific. Exceptions do exist.

An NG dryer fueled by Propane will singe your clothing.


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SunnyCaribe
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May 26, 2012 11:39 am  

We do lots of laundry and our propane dryer uses one tank (100#) in 8-9 months.

Every propane appliance I've bought in the VI has been already set up for propane. But I've bought them from local dealers, not chain stores like Kmart. Just double-check with the seller. If it hasn't been converted they will for no charge (or should...there is after all no NG in the territory).


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