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jamesina

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Dryer vent cap on roof
« on: July 25, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
After cleaning my dryer ventilation system with a leaf blower, I climbed a ladder to view the vent cap on my roof. The system vents straight up from the first floor up through the attic and then through the roof. The dryer vent cap is actually a plastic turtle cap. I am very concerned that this is not an adequate way to ventilate a dryer. Thoughts? TIA.

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Re: Dryer vent cap on roof
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 07:52:43 AM »
James, the mushroom style roof cap does not meet code as it does not have a damper.  Also, the design is very restrictive in efficiency.  Hate to suggest a 6 minute video, but the video is helpful in learning what options are available.  The video explains about the new code coming at the end of this year, as well as demonstrating actual blower/efficiency testing of 4 vent terminations. 

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcGcgKytLbc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcGcgKytLbc
Rick Harpenau
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