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Why do you recommend not to use a 4D when going down?
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:26:49 AM »

We just purchased a six year old house that has a 4.5" OD PVC pipe coming up out of the slab with a 90 deg. elbow coming out of the wall very close to the floor.  The total length of the PVC vent pipe is 5.5 feet.  We have a Samsung high efficiency electric dryer on a pedestal.  Why does your company not recommend that the 4D not be used for dryers mounted on a pedestal?

 From your part information all I would have to do is open the wall, remove the 90 deg. elbow, add an extension to the PVC, and, mount the 4D box higher on the wall.  Is there some information about installation of the 4D that I have missed?

Thanks,
Keith Jones,

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Rick Harpenau
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Re: Why do you recommend not to use a 4D when going down?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 09:27:34 AM »

Keith, for a dryer sitting on a pedestal (typically about 14" high), I highly recommend taking our "up box" (425 or 350 [new construction] or the 400 or 500 [existing construction]) and installing it upside down, and here is why.  Our current "down box is slightly less as high or long as our up boxes.  The longer or taller the receptacle can be, the more storage the receptacle provides for the recoiling of the flex hose.  When using the preferred aluminum semi rigid flex, which is the safer of the types of flex, it does not have much stretch to compressed ratio so you need as long of a box as you can find.  Turning our upbox upside down for a pedestal dryer installation and mounting it as low as you can, will provide the perfect location and ability to store the flex hose.  There are pictures of this online in our photo gallery (Customer Photos). 

www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery.htm
www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery/Customers/large/jeff_myers_lg.jpg
www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery/Customers/large/rgehring_lg.jpg

New for 2011 is our 425XL Dryerbox.  This new design provides the builder a receptacle that works in all situations:  Going up, down, pedestal or free standing dryers.  See below thread.

Ps, btw, use a short piece of 4" Snaplock pipe (nipple) to migrate or transition from the PVC to penetrate the port in the Dryerbox.
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Re: Why do you recommend not to use a 4D when going down?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 08:35:02 AM »

Recently introduced from the Dryerbox people is the new Model 480 Dryerbox.  With the recent popularity of front loader laundry appliances, the addition of a pedestal or stand to increase the height has created perhaps an unknown for the builder in regards to where the Dryerbox will be installed. 

Our response; a 65% larger, more versatile design.   The new model 480 Dryerbox accommodates dryers that are on a pedestal or not and… can be mounted in any direction resulting in a universal receptacle (one size fits all theory). 
Wide enough to fit comfortably in 16 inch on center stud spacing and 4.25 inches deep to fit in 2 x 4 walls that have been firred out with one 1 x 2. 
Previously, in order to service a downward exhaust direction, our “down” box was necessary.  The new 480 accommodates both mounting directions. 
Installs in 2X6 (or 2X4 walls with furring strip) for venting up or down with a larger receiving area to accommodate pedestal and stand-alone dryers.

This YouTube Video of the Model 480 Dryerbox has an animation that clearly shows the advantages of the new box. 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RqemwAu6i0

The link to the online store to read more or to purchase a Model 480 Dryerbox.  It will ship out of KY or FL. 
store.dryerbox.com/Model-480-Dryerbox--2x6-wall--universal-design_p_91.html

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Re: Why do you recommend not to use a 4D when going down?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 02:01:35 AM »

I use it easily. I will tell you how to use it.