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?
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".