Dryer Exhaust Venting


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Old 12-07-02, 09:02 AM
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gas dryer vent out PVC ?

Can you use PVC pipe to vent a gas dryer rather than the foil tubing?
 
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Old 12-07-02, 04:26 PM
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No.

You should use rigid metal tubing with metal elbows. Tape the joints, don't use metal screws to attach piece together.
 
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Old 12-09-02, 06:42 AM
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Why? Just curious - moisture or heat concerns ??

I'm looking to re-route my gas dryer vent - the PVC would be atleast 5 or 6 feet from the dryer and lead outside. I would still be using metal tubing from the dryer to the PVC pipe.

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Old 12-09-02, 04:14 PM
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Heat, PVC plumbing is not allowed in many, many areas because just the temp of hot water causers it it sag...but it's really more of a code thing with me.

The only work I do with gas dryers requires metal ducting. This is also commercial work, so residential requirments may be more lax in what can be installed.
 
 

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