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Old 03-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Do Skinny/Periscope Dryer Vents work?

I saw these thin periscope like dryer vents at HD the other day and was wondering if they are any good. I've always read that the rigid vents are much better than the flexible ones, but I've never heard anything about circle vs rectangle vent.

If you had the option of using a four foot run with one of the skinny vents and one 90 degree bend vs using the normal (rigid) circle vent tube, two 90 degree bends and a ten foot run, which would you choose and why?

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Old 03-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Do Skinny/Periscope Dryer Vents work?

Calculate the cross sectional area of each (rectangle - length x width; circular, 3.142 x radius squared) The circular is larger and therefore better.

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