The gas dryer that was connected to this valve was recently sold and before that the yellow valve was in north and south position. So before disconnecting the end that goes to the dryer I turned the value to the way it is showing right now in the picture attached. Since the flow of the gas comes in and then outlet is going up having the value in this position is in the off state correct? Or should it be in the north and south position? I'm a bit confused here on the actual flow of the gas here since it comes from the wall, but then makes a 90 degrees turn up instead of just going straight forward like it does for water heater. I think if the outlet was just connected straight on then the position that the valve is in right now would be open correct?
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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IT could be either. Which way does the handle turn? Usually CCW is on and CW is off. If the dryer is gone and the gas is not flowing out, it must be off, or if it is 90 degrees from where it was when the dryer was working, that also should mean it is off. But, in any case, unless you are going to reconnect a dryer, the valve or supply pipe should be capped to prevent accidentally turning it back on.
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Also if it was on I would have noticed it right away with a strong gas odor or somewhat detect the gas flow coming from the connection if I held up the line close to me correct?
CCW = counterclockwise
CW = clockwise
I'm a bit confused since here it seems to be the opposite of what CCW and CW should be:
Last edited by joemann; 10-29-2012 at 08:05 AM.
I would think you would hear and smell it if it were on!
It does need to be capped anyway.