I recently purchased a gas dryer from Home Depot, and the technician did not install the dryer in the garage indicating a California law that requires a 18" platform clearance.
I looked at pedestals, but can only get 12-15". Can someone please help with a cheap way to get 18" platform so that I can get the gas dryer installed?
I just had a similar experience, but fortunately my friend advised me to get my gas dryer somewhere else. Indeed, neither Sears nor Lowe's feel obligated to honor this ridiculous regulation, which it seems was developed to avoid an explosion in case you drive your car into the dryer. Whether or not the dryer is in a place where it get hit by your car (should you be stupid enough to actually hit it) isn't an issue evidently. This is one of the best examples of "your tax dollars at work" that I've ever run into.
Since you've already made your HD purchase, the best advice I can offer is to do the installation yourself, assuming the gas hook-up is already there. Or get a handyman to do it. Presumably they too don't think it's their job to enforce dysfunctional regulations.
Check this posting out...
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Should give you an idea to start planning your own design.