Limited Space For Dryer And Venting - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

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.

See image at

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!


fan13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
Missouri Bound's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Almost Arkansas
Posts: 2,764
Rewards Points: 2,000

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.


Do you want it your way or the right way?
Missouri Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

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".
fan13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
Is this enough venting dntsdad Roofing/Siding 2 06-11-2011 11:13 PM
Venting and insulating 1 1/2 story helgymatt Roofing/Siding 1 02-22-2011 06:58 PM
crawl space venting and HE furnace? bcbud3 Remodeling 10 03-09-2010 03:33 PM
Crawl space venting... MLO Building & Construction 2 09-23-2006 03:18 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1