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Need Ducts For Dryer

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  • Oct 12th, 2017 11:45 pm
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All you need to do is jam the dryer portion into the duct you already have sticking out of the wall (a lot easier to do with another person). Seal the joint with some foil tape then secure with a gear clamp. You don't want to buy that kit you linked - you'll have 10 feet of pipe jammed between the wall and dryer which will eventually get crushed, fill with lint and start a fire.
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Chances are pretty slim that dryer exhaust will line up with what's sticking out of the wall.
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hoponpop wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 7:19 pm
All you need to do is jam the dryer portion into the duct you already have sticking out of the wall (a lot easier to do with another person). Seal the joint with some foil tape then secure with a gear clamp. You don't want to buy that kit you linked - you'll have 10 feet of pipe jammed between the wall and dryer which will eventually get crushed, fill with lint and start a fire.
+1 don't get the kit.
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jrees wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 7:24 pm
Chances are pretty slim that dryer exhaust will line up with what's sticking out of the wall.
If the person who ran the duct in the wall knew what they were doing, then yes, it will line up. It's a universal height. If extra length IS needed, it would only be a couple inches. The shorter the length and few joints in your dryer's duct, the better the machine will work.
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All those flexible ducts are not recommended, and if I remember correctly, it is not up to code (don't have time to look for it now), because they collect lint and might start a fire.

You should use smooth metal ducts fastened without screws that extend into the vent and collect lint. It is better to join the pipes with foil-backed duct tape. The vent should be as straight as possible.
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hoponpop wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 8:53 pm
If the person who ran the duct in the wall knew what they were doing, then yes, it will line up. It's a universal height. If extra length IS needed, it would only be a couple inches. The shorter the length and few joints in your dryer's duct, the better the machine will work.
That'd be great, but again I'm guessing it's not gonna line up properly.
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I had to perform minor surgery at my parents place on their dryer duct like this. Luckily my Dad left the room under the laundry room unfinished for a workshop so we could manipulate the pipe the 1-3" or whatever it was we needed. A lot of drywall was massacred that day...
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hoponpop wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 8:53 pm
If the person who ran the duct in the wall knew what they were doing, then yes, it will line up. It's a universal height. If extra length IS needed, it would only be a couple inches. The shorter the length and few joints in your dryer's duct, the better the machine will work.
Looking at the pic and the height of the dryer receptacle to the dryer vent there's no hope in hell it's gonna line up. Previous owner may have had it on a pedestal.

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