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Brg1506

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Difficult external venting
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:18:36 PM »
Hi
Need some advice. We have an older house and unsure of 2 x 4 or 2 x 6.  The middle of the existing.Vent which goes out to the exterior is only 17” from The floor.  I would like to avoid crating a new venting hole to the exterior. 

Any ideas about getting the right box the first time.  Since there are a few unknowns in this case I am prepared to buy backup parts.  We will Be demoing the old wall’s drywall

Thanks in advance

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Re: Difficult external venting
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 10:45:08 AM »
More Questions:
where are you in the country?  Climate: Does it get freezing cold?  if so, a DryerBox installed with no insulation may sweat inside causing water puddling. 
Is the future dryer on a pedestal or on floor? 
What is the exterior siding?  brick, stucco, lap siding...

If you are demo'ing the wallboard, then, depending on what "mechanicals" are preventing it, I may consider adding a firring strip to each stud if it was 2x4 framing and use the 425. 

Usually i prefer to help you on the phone. 

Also, a great resource is this gallery of picture stories from other installs:
https://dryerbox.com/dryerbox-installation-pictures.htm

Feel free to call me at work: five six one five 29-4607  Thanks
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696

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Re: Difficult external venting
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 11:36:41 PM »
We are in California.  the vent is only about 17" from the floor from center of pipe to floor edge.  The dryer is freestanding. 

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Re: Difficult external venting
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 05:49:52 PM »
call me.  see number above. 
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
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Re: Difficult external venting
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 04:22:45 PM »
Rick!  It worked!  We cut a hole in the back of the 2x4 no hole and used a close elbow.  It fits!!!!   Thanks again.  Only problem is that the 2 x 6 costs more to ship than the box itself! Thank you again for all your help.

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Re: Difficult external venting
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 03:18:56 PM »
Great to hear and thanks for taking the time to reply here. 
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696