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Old 10-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Dryer vent pipe, ok for insulation touch the pipe?


Tidy up the insulation in the floor joint/header areas of my new house.
Right now, there is no insulation at the header where the gas dryer vent pipe pass-through to go outside, is it ok to put insulation in the area with vapor barrier, will it be hot enough to cause issue?
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No problems. Dryer vent doesn't get that hot. If your insulation has paper backing. I wouldn't let the paper touch just incase

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No problems. Dryer vent doesn't get that hot. If your insulation has paper backing. I wouldn't let the paper touch just incase
Will use fiberglass insulation with plastic vapor barrier.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #4
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Dryer vent pipe, ok for insulation touch the pipe?


most insulation will have heat ratings,if you don't see that I believe you will be o k to insulate dryer vents if you sleeve the exit putting a tube around the vent leading outside your house a good example of this would be a wall thimble made for wood stoves you don't have to buy a thimble just look it uo online and see how they are made all you need is a gap between the dryer pipe and the insulation.
Good luck
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