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 on: April 23, 2018, 08:49:55 AM 
Started by pimpko911 - Last post by rickharp
Sounds like this is a two story single family residence. 
Dryer venting in wall ducting is permitable up to 35 feet, less 5 feet for every elbow.  We suggest, the shortest distance with the least amount of ells, and a termination that is not near a door, window or AC compressor. 

Code does not allow you to vent into the garage.  Has to terminate outside somewhere. 
By a "LintEater" at home depot, Amazon or Lowes for $30.  They are great.  Consider leaving the termination where it is.  If the run is under 35 feet and super clean, it should be fine, unless you are unhappy with the exhaust fumes at the balcony. 

 on: April 05, 2018, 12:42:48 PM 
Started by pimpko911 - Last post by pimpko911
I just bought a house in Florida and noticed that they have the dryer vented from the ceiling beneath my balcony outside. This must be because the laundry room isn't adjacent to any external walls, so they routed the venting up, over, and then down from the ceiling. I've never seen this before and am concerned that this would cause lint buildup and create a fire hazard.

Is this normal to have the dryer vent routed this way? The only "external" wall that the laundry room is adjacent to is the garage. What are your thoughts on re-routing the dryer vent to the garage?

 on: March 21, 2018, 01:18:56 PM 
Started by Brg1506 - Last post by rickharp
Great to hear and thanks for taking the time to reply here. 

 on: March 17, 2018, 02:22:45 PM 
Started by Brg1506 - Last post by Brg1506
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.

 on: March 08, 2018, 01:30:56 AM 
Started by rickharp - Last post by Newsiriwan
I have learned many things. It is very good for me to read it.

 on: March 06, 2018, 11:31:18 AM 
Started by Isabel - Last post by rickharp
Great question. 
And yes.  a upward box (model 425 or 350) works great but has to be installed higher to capture the height of the new exhaust of the dryer.  These two models work great for aluminum or wire/foil flex but it is critical to locate the receptacle so that the flex is stored from top to bottom (use the entire cavity).   

Another option is to use the model 480 Dryerbox as it is large enough to encompass both the outlets of a floor standing dryer and a dryer on a pedestal.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RqemwAu6i0 

 on: March 06, 2018, 11:26:16 AM 
Started by Isabel - Last post by rickharp
Great question. 
Flex transition hose (wire/foil or aluminum) generally or almost always goes over the hard pipe coming out of the back of the dryer and the hard pipe coming out of the wall or dryervent receptacle.  And at both locations, the best means of a secure connection is a worm drive clamp or large hose clamp.  We prefer stainless steel clamps.  Length: generally only use what you need, or in most cases about 4 feet of length is sufficient to make the connection and move dryer back into place. 

A great video online at YouTube is "Flex Hose Tips HD"  or link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yQXmq_BdUY

 on: March 05, 2018, 04:44:04 PM 
Started by Isabel - Last post by Isabel
Is it possible to use the 425 when dryer is on a pedestal (still venting upwards)?

 on: March 05, 2018, 04:31:00 PM 
Started by Isabel - Last post by Isabel
Can you please clarify how to connect the dryer to the flex aluminum duct and then the flex duct to the original solid duct.  I have a transition flex duct that has a clamp at one end ... confusing. I was originally thinking that the flex duct is the male end at both sides ...

 on: January 22, 2018, 04:49:52 PM 
Started by Brg1506 - Last post by rickharp
call me.  see number above. 

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