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dryer vent problem
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:33:41 PM »
We have a tenant that is letting the lint fly free in the basement. In order to vent the lint we have given them the little box to catch the lint which they do not use. There is  approx. a 15 ' length to vent to the outside would that be to much to install the flexible tubing to get the lint outside and would it have enough umph to go that far.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 01:50:23 PM by rickharp »


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Re: dryer vent problem
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 10:05:34 AM »
I appreciate the question Racefan. 
Code wise, you are only allowed an 8 foot section of flex, but in your situation, I would be ok with the slightly extended flex due to the enormous benefits for you as the owner to get that moist hot lint laden air out of the house.  15 feet of flex is not too much for the dryer to push.  There are ways to make it more efficient though.  Use hard rigid steel duct pipe if you can, and if that is not an option, use the semi-rigid aluminum flex in lieu of the wire bound foil flex. 

We do sell a 25 foot section of really good flex called DryerFlex.  The item is not in our store because it is a "to the trade" item.  You could call us to order if that is something you wanted to go with.  Link is http://www.dryerflex.com

Good luck and thanks

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« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 01:50:40 PM by rickharp »
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