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mystiky 06-13-2013 12:11 PM

Can I make my dryer's vent line better looking?
 
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As you can see by this photo, our basement is getting completely redone. I am trying to figure out if there is a better (smarter and/or better looking) job with my gas dryer's exhaust line from the inside of my basement?

It's a standard 4" elbow, and the outside of the new frame ends up being 6 inches from the wall + the 5/8 sheetrock.

Are there any suggestions as to what I can do, so I can somehow improve visually how this all looks? I have plenty of space for my washer and dryer depth-wise. so space behind the units is not an issue.

Much appreciate all input, as always.

joecaption 06-13-2013 12:30 PM

Guess your not planning on insulating those walls judging by the way your laying the wall studs flat like that.
Not sure why your do it that way or using 2 X 6's. I would think your going to get more flexing and seam cracks that way.
Get rid of the flex line and use 2, 45 deg. elbows and solid galvinized pipe.

concretemasonry 06-13-2013 12:49 PM

+1

Just get rid of the temporary flexible junk.

Dick

woodworkbykirk 06-13-2013 04:33 PM

not only is flexline ugly but its more prone to plug up over time from lint. this also can create a fire hazard.. use aluminum pipe for the final install.. its much cleaner looking and doesnt allow lint to collect

Windows on Wash 06-13-2013 05:31 PM

+1

Maybe an inline filter near the appliance as well

jagans 06-13-2013 06:28 PM

My neighbor was a firefighter in DC. Clothes dyers are the number 1 cause of residential home fires. With this in mind, it is pretty amazing that there is no swing down door under the drum where you can shop vac out the lint that collects under there. It is also amazing that the sale of corrugated or flexible plastic hose is allowed for this purpose. Use only smooth galvanized or aluminum pipe with the fewest fittings, and the openest flow path you can develop. Sorry WOW, but you most definitely do not want an inline filter that may be ignored, and you want to remove the lint every time you use the dryer (No Brainer there)

I remove the front panel, break down, and shop vac out my dryer about every 6 months. Not that I am proactive, its to get all the various hardware out of the blower section that I left in my pockets, that is now making hideous noises, as it rubs on the fan housing. :eek:

ktkelly 06-13-2013 06:34 PM

You can start by using one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Whirlpool-4396...ing+dryer+vent

Windows on Wash 06-13-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1200716)
. Sorry WOW, but you most definitely do not want an inline filter that may be ignored, and you want to remove the lint every time you use the dryer (No Brainer there)

The in-line filters are not designed to replace cleaning out the drier trap, just designed to keep the stuff that gets through from clogging up the pipes and creating an issue in the discharge pipe.

It is hardly and issue here once he/she swaps out to a rigid section, but for the folks that have long runs and a bunch of bends, keeping the lint that gets through the trap out of the line is a great thing and will actually prevent more fires.

Most of the units are glass faced so that they can easily be inspected and pro-actively cleaned.

http://www.americanaldes.com/images/...on-Systems.jpg

jagans 06-13-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1200729)
The in-line filters are not designed to replace cleaning out the drier trap, just designed to keep the stuff that gets through from clogging up the pipes and creating an issue in the discharge pipe.

It is hardly and issue here once he/she swaps out to a rigid section, but for the folks that have long runs and a bunch of bends, keeping the lint that gets through the trap out of the line is a great thing and will actually prevent more fires.

Most of the units are glass faced so that they can easily be inspected and pro-actively cleaned.

http://www.americanaldes.com/images/...on-Systems.jpg

Thanks Eric, Ive never seen one. :thumbsup:

mj12 06-13-2013 10:32 PM

http://www.iaqsource.com/product.php...product=175398

creeper 06-14-2013 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by concretemasonry (Post 1200512)
+1

Just get rid of the temporary flexible junk.

Dick

And don't forget to use tape on the seams and not screws for the lint to get built up on

woodworkbykirk 06-14-2013 07:08 PM

you need screws to hold it togehter. tape will let go.. only use 2 screws per joint though.. and FOIL tape not Duct tape

mj12 06-14-2013 08:59 PM

Make sure the seams are lapped in the proper direction, I use pop rivits and metal tape. Supposedly the screws caught lint and are a fire hazard

ahrens 06-15-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1201325)
you need screws to hold it togehter. tape will let go.. only use 2 screws per joint though.. and FOIL tape not Duct tape

I think you should stick to carpentry because screws in your venting is a horrible idea. Just stick to foil tape

woodworkbykirk 06-15-2013 10:29 PM

, its in the canadain building code to use screws. but a maximum of two per joint. tape can fail if the pipe is knocked around at all trust me ive seen it happen. the screws will hold


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