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fan13 09-22-2012 12:58 AM

Limited space for dryer and venting
I am trying to run a pipe from my dryer to the vent that goes up the wall and exits through my roof.

The problem is, there is an electrical box directly below the rigid pipe that goes up the wall. There is four inches of space between the electrical box and the pipe.

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When I first moved in a vent elbow was crammed in that area, and connected to the dryer through a flexible hose. The elbow fell off and I haven't been able to get one to fit back in there. I am wondering if the electrical box was removed when that elbow was inserted.

I have heard bad things about flexible hoses so am trying to use a semi-rigid hose if possible.

The second part of my problem is that the dryer is in a closet. The previous connection here required that the closet doors be off. I'd like to be able to get the dryer far enough back, safely, that I can put the doors back on the closet.

Given the limited space, what is the best way for me to make the connection? Do I need to cut into the rigid pipe to try to make more room or is there a periscope or something else that will provide a safe solution?

Thanks for the help!

Missouri Bound 09-22-2012 12:37 PM

These type of "periscopes" are available. Also rigid elbows which are infinitely adjustable and also flex metal tubing Builder's Best 110172 0" to 18" Adjustable Dryer Periscope: Home.

fan13 09-24-2012 01:44 AM

Thanks Missouri.

The other part of this is the duct coming from the ceiling is 5 (L) x 3.25 (W) inch rectangular. Would I just get a boot for that to convert it to the round duct? If so does anyone know where I can find one in the size I need? Ones I have found seem to be longer than needed.

The dimension for the dryer duct is the standard 4".

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