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Old 01-03-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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i installed 4" rigid dryer vent pipe in my utility room. it is up against the wall which is bare 3/4" ply wood. i am a little worried that the vent pipe might get too hot, although it is only steam traveling through it after all.

could this be a fire hazard?

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nope, it won't get that hot unless it plugs up with lint and catches fire.

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And then it IS a fire hazard.
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but that has nothing to do with the fact it is up against plywood, right? of course you need to make sure it lint free and everything.

the question is do i make some extra bends to keep it 6-12" away from the plywood wall? of course doing so i reduce the performance of the vent itself.
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Up tight to the plywood is fine. The less elbows the better.
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