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Paul

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RB 400 Installation Question
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:04:02 PM »

In reviewing the installation instructions for the RB 400, I saw that the vent hole was offset to the left.  Looking at the instructions, they said to turn the box around and trace around it, but this will put the hole on the opposite side and not properly lined up with the vent pipe.  Is there a way to make sure the vent pipe is properly aligned with the hole when I turn the box around and install it?   Why isn't the hole in the center?
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Re: RB 400 Installation Question
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 03:53:09 PM »

The instructions suggest cutting an investigation hole to see where everything lines up.  The idea of this receptacle is to target the center of the dryer to collect the flex hose.  Once the location is determined, mark the cutout of the receptacle.  if the vent pipe is not where it needs to be, and does not lean or move in that cell to where it lines up with the port in the Dryerbox, then the decision to open the wall up to release its "hold" needs to be considered. 

Most of the time there is enough play in the vent pipe to move it a couple inches either way.  Vent pipe is usually secured mid-wall by a metal band and tape between the studs. 

The hole is offset to allow for a potential gas service line and valve to penetrate into the receptacle. 
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696