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Whirlpool 8535845 Installation Instructions Manual page 6

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Natural Gas:
This dryer is equipped for use with
NATURAL GAS. It is design-certified
by CSA International for L.P. (propane
or butane) gases with appropriate
conversion.
L.P. Gas:
No attempt shall be made to convert
the appliance from the gas specified
on the model/serial rating plate for use
with a different gas without consulting
the serving gas supplier.
Conversion must be done by a
qualified service technician. Gas
conversion kit part numbers are
listed on the gas valve burner base.
Burner input requirements:
Elevations up to 10,000 feet:
The design of this dryer has been
certified by CSA International for use
at altitudes up to 10,000 feet above
sea level at the B.T.U. rating indicated
on the model/serial rating plate. Burner
input adjustments are not required
when the dryer is operated up to this
elevation.
Elevations above 10,000 feet:
When installed above 10,000 feet, a
four percent (4%) reduction of the
burner B.T.U. rating shown on the
model/serial rating plate is required for
each 1,000 foot increase in elevation.
For assistance installing dryer above
10,000 feet elevation, contact your
serving gas supplier.
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Supply line requirements:
Provide a 1/2-inch IPS rigid gas
supply line to the dryer location.
An individual manual shutoff valve
must be installed within 6 feet of the
dryer in accordance with the National
Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 latest
edition*.
shutoff valve
"open" position
to dryer
rigid gas supply
line
Recommended gas line connection
method.
If local codes permit, it is
recommended that new flexible metal
tubing, design-certified by AGA or
CSA, be used for connecting the
appliance to the rigid gas supply line.
(The gas pipe which extends
through the lower rear of the
appliance has 3/8-inch male pipe
thread.)
Optional gas line connection
method.
When acceptable to the gas supplier
and local codes, 3/8-inch approved
tubing may be used for lengths under
20 feet. For lengths over 20 feet,
larger tubing should be used.
A combination of pipe fittings must
be used to connect the dryer to the
gas line.
Pipe-joint compounds resistant to the
action of L.P. gas must be used.
An elbow and connector between
tubing and dryer pipe may be
needed to prevent kinking.
A 1/8-inch NPT plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection,
must be installed immediately
upstream of the gas supply
connection to the dryer.
The dryer must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system
during any pressure testing of that
system at test pressures in excess
of 1/2 psi.
The dryer must be isolated from
the gas supply piping system by
closing the equipment shutoff
valve during any pressure testing
of the gas supply piping system at
test pressures equal to or less
than 1/2 psi.
Copies of the standards listed may be
obtained from:
* CSA International
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44131-5575

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