Attaching Dryer Vent to Electrolux Dryer

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Old 12-01-15, 02:30 PM
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Attaching Dryer Vent to Electrolux Dryer

I attached my Electrolux dryer with a Builder's Best Dryer Vent Kit. The elbow gets secured to the dryer with one of those screw clamps. The connection area on the dryer is recessed, so you can't even fit a screwdriver. I bought a right-angle phillips, and I still had trouble. I'm not sure that the connection is tight enough. Has anyone encountered this issue? I noticed that Home Depot sells a turn clamp, but I don't know if it will work. I'm afraid that I won't have enough clearance room to tighten the turn-key: Everbilt Turn-Key 2-1/2 in. x 4-1/2 in. Dryer Vent Clamps-5Y0649B - The Home Depot

I've attached a picture, so you can see what I'm talking about. The clamp is on the top. The area is actually a bit more recessed than it appears. I never thought that I would have this much difficulty connecting a vent!

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Old 12-01-15, 03:22 PM
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That is a 1/4 nut head on the screw (at least all I have seen Or possible 5/16) either way get a flexible i/4 nut driver. Looks like a spring for shaft.
 
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Can not even tell what I'm looking at with that close up, back up some.
 
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Old 12-01-15, 04:56 PM
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Usually a clamp is not required at the dryer. I don't know what kit you are using but I use premade 90's and 4" pipe. No clamps - no screws.
 
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Here are two more pictures. I hope they are a little clearer. You can see the clamp at the top right. I tried tightening the screw with a socket wrench as suggested, but it doesn't fit. If I don't use the clamp, the connection falls of the dryer. I am starting to wonder if I should plumb a rigid connection instead. This is one of those semi-rigid ducts.

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Old 12-01-15, 05:33 PM
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I am starting to wonder if I should plumb a rigid connection instead.
I would. That looks like a piece of crap and I try not to use any flex unless there is no alternative.
 
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Old 12-02-15, 05:57 AM
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Put at least a 100 of those on never needed a clamp. Should stay on long enough to slide dryer back to wall and wall will hold it on. If you can't get it to stay on long enough to slide dryer back get some aluminum tape and tape it to the back. Just go over the 90 to back. the semi ridget pipe is approved by most manufactures.
 
 

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