Dryer Vent Question


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Old 01-23-07, 05:31 PM
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Dryer Vent Question

Had a washer and dryer delivered and installed by Bestbuy.
Slight problem in that I was told the dryer vent connector was oval and the hose was round.
The Bestbuy guy mentioned that many builders were doing this and that I would need to get the vent in the wall swapped out. I took a look at it and I dont think a round one would fit as it is actually set back in the wall and set horizontally, so basically the hole can only be the width of the wall.

Question is can I get a section of ducting that will convert to an oval fixing?

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Thread has been moved to here. I think these guys can help you out
 
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Old 01-25-07, 12:25 PM
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Can you take round pipe and oval it?
 
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Old 01-25-07, 01:19 PM
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Slight problem in that I was told the dryer vent connector was oval and the hose was round.
Have to say Im at a loss here. I know of no dryer vent that is oval. I dont have any in any of my Cats here. Like said a sheet metal shop can make you one that will fit. I cant see why you cant get a 4 " round in the wall to the outside. You sure its not a mashed down 4" round
 
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Ed -

I have a similar situation and have been looking for a solution, myself; perhaps this part is what you need:

http://www.energyfederation.org/consumer/default.php/cPath/86_744_942
 
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Old 02-20-07, 06:12 AM
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I've been seeing a lot of oval pipes put into the 2x4 walls... My parents has it in thier home, so what I did is take a short section of foil duct and it can fit onto the oval stack in the wall with no problem.. Also the flex works out well since it's an undercounter washer/dryer set up, so I had no space to use metal.
 
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Drier Vent Question

My dryer vents into the garage so we have to open it when we run the dryer. I haven't been able to map a straightforward way to vent it. Is there a maximum distance I can run a pipe? What is the impact of 90 degree elbows getting it to the best location. Corrugated flexible pipe OK or should I use PVC or something like that? I'm a green newbie to DIY. Someone once told me not to vent it out the front of the house. What do you think?

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Old 03-27-08, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tommysmo View Post
Is there a maximum distance I can run a pipe?
It depends on the make of the dryer, the better one can go farther.

Corrugated flexible pipe OK or should I use PVC or something like that?
I would use ridged metal pipe. The smooth run is going to have a better air flow.

Someone once told me not to vent it out the front of the house. What do you think?
?? I don't see why not.. I've seen it done before..
 
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dryer vent

[QUOTE=Jay11J;1338558]It depends on the make of the dryer, the better one can go farther.

what do i need to look for/know to figure the distance? it's an offbrand whirlpool.
 
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Old 04-03-08, 04:19 AM
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It depends on how many elbow you are using, May want to check the manual on the dryer itself.

Here is a basic venting table. that are used for most basic dryer.
 
 

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