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Robin

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help with existing conditions on retrofit
« on: March 24, 2015, 06:37:30 PM »

I am trying to fix my troubled laundry room.  It is only 58" wide so every inch counts. How can I make the dryerbox work.  I took pix and drew in the location of the stud and the upward direction of the vent pipe.  What can I order to make this work (and how should I install).  THe wall is 2x4.   Thanks!!

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Re: help with existing conditions on retrofit
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 12:23:19 PM »

Robin, first off, in looking at the existing pipe, it's location and look (although dark) makes me believe the wall is a 2x6 wall, as elbows do not fit in a 2x4 wall.  From the picture i am unable to determine where the stud is. 
Assuming it is deeper than a 2x4 wall, I am recommending a model 500 retrofit dryerbox or a 425 new construction box, installed as close to the center of the dryer as possible.  Hurdle will be getting the existing pipe to move or jog over to the new location.  You are welcome to call me with more info, but our Photo Gallery has been an excellent resource for others to visualize what or how others achieved a difficult install.  See this link: http://www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery.htm

Good luck, and so that others can learn from your condition, please take some more pictures during the install and add them here or email them to rick at dryerbox dot com   Thanks

Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696

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Re: help with existing conditions on retrofit
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 06:34:43 PM »

Rick-
THe studs are 2x4 and are padded out a bit on one side (far side from the laundry room) with metal furring. 
The vent which goes thru the roof  just above the laundry room. The run is probably about 12 feet.
The vent pipe is hard in the corner.  The center of the opening for the dryer to receive the vent needs to be exactly where the right side of the stud starts. 
I'm stumped.  Open up the drywall and sister another 2x4 to the one in the way??  And then cut out a section to accommodate the dryerbox?  I would need a dryerbox with an updraft opening on the extreme left.   
 Sending pix to the e-mail

What a mess :( :'(
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 06:52:19 PM by Robin »

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Re: help with existing conditions on retrofit
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 09:26:08 AM »

Your install will likely look like this. 
http://www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery/Customers/large/tony_r-install.jpg
with model 425
http://store.dryerbox.com/Model-425-Dryerbox--2x6-wall_p_16.html

if it is critical for you to move both appliances all the way back, then you have to get the dryerbox to target or be in the same area as the dryer’s exhaust.  And that may mean you have to cut that stud and reroute the electric behind the dryerbox.  All of this will require opening the wall up pretty much. 

if the wall is not bearing, cutting one of the studs could be an option. 
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696