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Old 06-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Dryer Vent - Tape/Sealant?


I had the dryer vent out through a basement window, but I am replacing the window. I drilled a whole through the ledger board (right above the sills). The total run is a bit more then 4 feet. Little curve to it. Does it look ok?

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The clamps don't seem to tighten the seems enough. What is the correct type of Duct Tape to use and or sealant? (I know it's not the HDepot grey kind)

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Coop
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i prefer solid pipe not flexible but its o.k.... foil tape is what you want ...no screws

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I would use aluminum tape on the hard pipe to hard pipe joints, but use a clamp on at least one flex to hard pipe joint so you can take it apart and clean it.
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silicone and aluminum tape. silicone holds it in place and the tape seals it off
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I also prefer solid pipe with elbows and foil tape and bands no screws.
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