Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 19
Share |
Default

Frost on Dryer Periscope/Vent


Just had a dryer moved to a different wall. Went with a reputable HVAC company. Old vent run was through the garage, back into house, and then out a different wall... it was a mess and not to code.

We moved the washer/dryer to an exterior wall.

The new vent, because of a stud, is slightly off center from the back of my dryer. The dryer vent run is about 6 inches sideways (via a dryer vent periscope) and 6 inches out the wall to the elements. Total run of about 12 inches. The guy was going to finalize the job by wrapping the vent and periscope in this shiny metal tape (not duct tape), but I told him not to because I had to move the dryer a couple of more times before settling in.

Meanwhile, it's about 10 degrees below zero outside (Minneapolis) and white frost is accumulating on parts of the vent and periscope thing. I can literally feel cold air coming in when I put my hand near the vent.

I watched them install it. Very meticulous. Very thorough (from what I observed). They used silicone on the exterior hood flap thingy (top and sides) and on the inside around what looks to be a white plastic gasket thing.

Going to call the guy, but wanted to arm myself with some information prior to this.

1. Can I expect less (or no) frost once I seal with this tape? I expect I would still see it. The tape will seal the air, but not insulate. The frost is from condensation?

2. I am in sort of a "all bets are off" mode since it is deathly code outside? C


I imagine if I start up the dryer, the frost will melt and drip on my floor. It's a main floor laundry room with hardwood floors.

Thanks,

FirstAndTen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,892
Default

Frost on Dryer Periscope/Vent


What is closing the vent on the outside of the house? Regardless, you will always get cold air coming in through the dryer vent, when not running. The best way to stop this is one of these http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...Id=50835501884

gregzoll is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help My Admiral Refrigerator is leaking water Cuwillis Appliances 10 03-25-2014 08:21 AM
Electric Dryer not turning on c.abrams Electrical 3 01-09-2011 06:18 PM
Dryer exhaust duct not connected inside dryer frankrizzo Appliances 4 02-09-2010 08:47 PM
Please look at this dryer vent installation Andy Griffith Appliances 6 08-31-2009 12:39 PM
Dryer Pony Problem. Hobb3s Electrical 17 09-30-2008 08:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.