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Old 11-09-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Ever since we remodeled, 10 years ago, our laundry room is much colder than the rest of the house as a result of cold air coming in from the typical flap dryer vent. I was poling around on the internet and found 2 covers, one by Lambro and one by Heartland that state the following:

The vent will remain closed unless the dryer is in use. When the dryer is on, the floating shuttle underneath the visible hood rises to allow warm air, lint, and moisture to escape. Here is the link so you can see it.

http://www.amazon.com/HEARTLAND-2100...4009960&sr=1-1

Has anyone had any luck with this type of cover? Any other ideas?

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I had one for years. Works really well.

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan:

I think I will order one. Can you tell the difference in the temp?
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Not sure I would want one like that.
The only way I can see to properly mount it would be on a large siding block.
I also notice there's no mounting holes.
Not sure how it would work out once lint got all over the shaft where it pops up and down.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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Interesting. It has received almost universally favorable reviews.
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There are mounting holes in the bottom part and slots on the top.

There's a free floating cap inside which blocks the vent when the dryer is off. It takes a ton of lint to keep it from working. It would stick open if it becomes too linty.
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Thanks Dan: I think I will order one. Can you tell the difference in the temp?
It does make a difference. Can't tell you the difference but you are sealing a hole in the wall.
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Thanks again. I see there is one sold by Heartland and one by Lambro. They look the same. Any clue on the difference? Is the unit white or off white? Hard to see on pics.
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Thanks again. I see there is one sold by Heartland and one by Lambro. They look the same. Any clue on the difference? Is the unit white or off white? Hard to see on pics.
I've only seen one kind. It's probably the same item marketed differently.

It is off white and will yellow if you don't paint it. I would spray paint it before mounting.

Joe does have a point with a mounting block. If you are mounting it on siding, the block will provide a flat mounting surface.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #10
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Dangerous, lot of back-pressure to encourage lint build-up in ducting, lengthens drying times, added strain on blower motor= shortens life;

http://www.dryerbox.com/ratings/dryerfittingschart.htm

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Ok. Now I get to show my ignorance. What is a siding block?
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It's a piece of material that allows a fixture to lay flat when installed in siding. The material will vary depending upon your siding type. If you have any exterior light fixtures on your walls, they should be on blocks.
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Now I understand. Have those on my outdoor lights. I saw one review where they guy took out the louvers on the old vent and used the frames the mount for this one.
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i had one like this. the room was always cold.
http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/wp-cont...Dryer-Vent.jpg


i replaced it with one like this. room is always warm now.
http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...67856221lg.jpg
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Took a closrr look. Vent cover is attached to a piece of pipe thatbis attached to a crimped end. Can I put the heartland one over the existing one and just take out the louvered doirs? If not, wo8uld I have to move dryer out to get to this section to pull off?

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