New Dryer Exhaust Vent- help!

Old 03-09-05, 08:45 AM
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New Dryer Exhaust Vent- help!

I am moving my dryer to another room in my house. Are there rules about how the dryer needs to be vented to the outside? How many turns can the vent pipe have in it? Any other "rules" that I need to be aware of?

Thanks for any suggestions!!!
Old 03-09-05, 09:17 AM
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Most of the "rules" are rule of thumb (unless local codes are in place). With the exception of going outside. The less turns, the more efficeinet the dryer works. Also less chance of clogging up. Check your dryer as some state what type of duct must be used. I prefer the smooth metal ducts because the ones with ripples tend to cause more clogs. Remember, you are exhausting lint and moisture so there is much more chance to mat up and cause a clog. Shorter runs also mean less to check. Dryer vents should be checked and cleaned once or twice a year. Good luck with your project.
Old 03-09-05, 01:42 PM
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Be sure and dont use any screws in any of the pipe. Use a good aluminum tape on all joints and hang the vent pipe with metal straps.


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