Where can I move this dryer vent to? *pic*

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Old 10-14-10, 03:01 PM
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Where can I move this dryer vent to? *pic*

I need to move the flexible dryer vent and want to know basically what code would allow (finishing basement, so it does need to pass). It there any problem enclosing this vent right up against a finished wall with drywall on it? What about if this snakes around the hot and cold water lines, does it matter...? THanks!

I need to move it closer to that far wall since the spot I was standing in will be finished with a wall dividing it and the furnace area.

 
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Old 10-14-10, 06:30 PM
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First of all get rid of the flex pipe! You want smooth hard pipe (steel).

I don't see the dryer but can't you go out side right where the dryer is?

You can box in the vent with drywall however you want. I suggest not touching the pipe due to sound transmission.
 
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Originally Posted by Tolyn Ironhand View Post
First of all get rid of the flex pipe! You want smooth hard pipe (steel).

I don't see the dryer but can't you go out side right where the dryer is?

You can box in the vent with drywall however you want. I suggest not touching the pipe due to sound transmission.
Thanks! I will be replacing this flex pipe. Based on what I read it's not up to code (too many turns for one thing); it was like this when we got the house new but clearly the dryer was put in post final inspection. Where the flex comes out of the dryer it snakes like you wouldn't believe.

I wish I could have the hard pipe on the other side of the furnace but unfortunately it extends out of the house where it is now and cuts through a joist in the deck, as the deck attaches there. If I'd thought of this years ago I would have moved it but to move it now is too big a hassle so I'll leave the exhaust where it is and replace all the flex with hard.

I should end up losing only about 2 square feet of ceiling space or so if I build around it...
 
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Then perhaps move the dryer.
 
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Then perhaps move the dryer.
Wow, that would be even more work! Nowhere to put it anyway, we like it where it is ;0
 
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I had something like this when I bought my house - it went up and over and around and then out the back of the house when the dryer sits in the front corner of the house

I moved the vent out the side wall of the house instead
 
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