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Old 11-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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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?
Can you post a pic of what you have now? When I did mine, I left the pipe in the wall and broke off the plastic parts on the outside. After mounting the new one, I sealed the joint with foil tape.

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Herevis what it looks like
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To install the vent correctly, you're going to need a siding block and the plastic parts will have to go. I don't have experience with vinyl siding. I'm not sure if the siding block will provide a channel for the siding to sit into and provide a good weather seal.

You might want to try adding one of these instead. I have them in my bathroom exhausts. Very low restriction and they do work quite well.

http://www.tamtech.com/store/bath-fa...ty,Product.asp
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Dan:

Thanks again for your replies. Our siding is aluminum, if that makes any difference. I looked at the tamtech product. Looks like an easy fix, but I wonder if lint build up will be an issue. Any thoughts?

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Dan:

Thanks again for your replies. Our siding is aluminum, if that makes any difference. I looked at the tamtech product. Looks like an easy fix, but I wonder if lint build up will be an issue. Any thoughts?

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Same issues with aluminum and needing a block. I think you would have less lint build up with the tamtech vs. the heartland. I would install the tamtech at the end of the ducting near the louvered opening. The unit will fit inside a standard 4 inch diameter duct.
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Dan:

You have been most helpful. My wife asks if the tamtech will keep out the cold air. I agree with you that this is a simple fix. What about my idea of removing the louvered flaps and using the frame as a mount for the Heartland?

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Dan: You have been most helpful. My wife asks if the tamtech will keep out the cold air. I agree with you that this is a simple fix. What about my idea of removing the louvered flaps and using the frame as a mount for the Heartland? Barry
The tamtech will stop air movement back into the ductwork and prevent it from getting cold. You may want to change the louvers for the hood type if your current vent location gets hit head on with wind.

I don't think the louvered frame would be a good base for the heartland. You will wind up with a gap between the two which will need to be spanned with ducting or it will become a huge lint trap. On the exterior you may not be able to seal it properly against water intrusion.
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The Heartland is flawed in design, for a cold climate against cold plastic/warm moist air; instant condensation at the exposed elbow. Any product with exterior material rather than just a door at the thermal boundary (house wall) will be trouble, IMO. I couldn't find the other termination hood link? Just took me to the "backdraft damper" which you cannot have in dryer system... do you have a page or description link?

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IMO. I couldn't find the other termination hood link? Just took me to the "backdraft damper" which you cannot have in dryer system... do you have a page or description link? Gary
The other termination hood I suggested is the door flapper like the one Fix n it posted early in this thread without a screen. Why is the backdraft not allowed? It's recommended on the product page and is also fire tested.
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Smooth metal pipe--- not even screws are allowed to catch the wet lint from sticking; http://www.hcpdc.com/pdf/Dryer%20Ven...quirements.pdf

Safety first, no statistic; http://www.ashireporter.org/HomeInsp...st-Systems/161

No screens or plastic pipe, as pictured, pp.23 and Fig.61; http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccimages...6th_Sample.pdf

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