Designing a Dryer Vent Mounting Block

What You'll Need
Paper and pencil
Material to make the mounting block
Saw, hammer and screwdriver

A dryer vent mounting block is the piece that will be installed on the exterior of the home to place the vent through. This is necessary to keep the vent in place, and protect the integrity of the wall. Many older homes simply have the exterior part of the vent attached to the outside wall. You can easily place a mounting block on the house if you are doing any upgrades or home repairs. 

Step 1 - Design the Block

You will want to start by designing the dryer vent mounting block. This can be done by figuring out how you would like it to look, and the measurements of where it should be. You are able to record all of your decisions on the piece of paper with the pencil, and maybe sketch out how it should look before you start. This allows you to find out more information before you start putting the block together. You will want to make sure you put certain aspects on the block that are needed for the dryer vent as well.

Step 2 - Shapes, Cutting and Preparation

By moving onto designing the block, you want to make sure the block has a central opening, and an interior wall that is peripheral, and in the central output you should include a pair of planar. These should be a rectangular shape, and a few peripheral flanges that extend from right angles. You should join the interior peripheral wall to a defined peripheral channel so it matches well with the siding of the house. Make sure to design a dryer vent hood for outlet, and mount it on the exterior surface of one of the peripheral flanges. Not only should you have a central circular aperture in the central opening so it is easily engaged with the dryer vent tubing.

Step 3 - Finishing the Installation

You want to make sure when you are finishing up the designing of the mounting block that it includes an assortment of nailing members, and an assortment of score lines to permit adjustment of size to the mounting block. This allows adaptation for a variety of new siding configurations. The hood may also have louvers that are easily able to open, and mesh to keep bird and insects away from the outlet. Once this is all done, and designed, you are able to start putting the mounting block together so you are able to start using it. You are then able to keep the plans for future uses, or maybe to have other people start being able to use it. Not only is it good for future references when you would like to build another one if it is for you, or for other people, you will be sure to have the plans for the design on hand.