Dryer Venting Options

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Old 06-29-08, 06:45 PM
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Dryer Venting Options

I have a small house on a crawlspace and I need to put my laundry in the kitchen. I need to vent the dryer but I would like the dryer as close to the wall as possible. I can run a straight shot out of the dryer to the outside and have the vent well above the ground. My question is can I run a rigid pipe from the dryer inside a larger rigid pipe (sleeve of the vent cover) so I can just push the dryer straight back (maybe on rollers) into the larger sleeve pipe? I have a 4" kit w/louvered vent cover, maybe I could use a 3" for the inside pipe w/ reducer. Is there some kind of heat resistant gasket material so I could make a seal inside the larger pipe? I hope this doesn't sound to crazy but I'd really like to have the dryer one or two inches from the wall, instead of four or five.
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Old 06-29-08, 07:19 PM
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You don't want to reduce the size of the vent if you can help it. I have seen where some people have put a ridget tube directly in line with vent tube and pushed vent on it. or pushed the vent tube in from outside on dryer tube. Only problem with that is if you have to have a repair teh in they probably will have you reinstall it.
 
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Thanks pugsl, you gave me an idea. It shouldn't matter how far the vent pipe extends outside right (it's the back of the house)? If I make it a little longer, secure it to the dryer inside, then push it through and attach the louvered cover that might work. I'd have to have a removable gasket to seal around the pipe at the outside edge of the house. I guess I'd need one on the inside also, and if I used any kind of rollers, they would have to lock. What do you think?
 
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Old 07-01-08, 05:05 AM
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Dryers are light shouldn't need any rollers, If you line up tube right it doesn't need a clamp at dryer push fit should be ok. be sure to seal outside from rain.
 
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very cool, thanks pugsl !!!
 
 

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