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Old 01-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I need to relocate a dryer from near the exterior wall, to the opposite wall- which is the shared wall of an attached house. I can either run the vent to the same exterior wall, across the house, which would be about a 24 ft run (including a 90 to get into the ceiling), or create a run to the back wall which is only about an 8 ft run. HOWEVER ... the back wall is below grade, so I would have to dig into a garden, create a small window well and have the the vent exhaust into this ... or run the vent up the exterior of the house a couple of feet. I am worried about condensation buildup if the vent runs up the exterior and not sure about the window well idea.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Thanks, but aren't there going to be issues with snow with that vent?
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A shorter the run the better. I am sure that goes without saying. You might want to consider a booster fan inline if you need to go 24'
Why do you need to move the vent line now?
Insulated the vent line also if you can to help reduce the condensation inside and look at the dryer vent cap that has a cap which opens up automatically when the dryer runs and falls down and closes off incoming air when not used. I got one at Menards and it works rather well. My opinions are worth what you paid for them. :-)
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Thanks Hummer - I'm finishing the basement and the washer dryer are in what is going to be a play room. They are moving essentially under the stairs beside the furnace. I know a shorter run is best but am worried about having the vent too low to the ground.
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Im not sure a booster fan would be such a good idea on an appliance thats blowing dryer lint out of it
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*shrug*...It isn't something I have dont myself personally with a booster fan but otherwise with the wet/humid lint it will sooner or later collect inside and need cleaning. I know we all clean our dryer vent lines once a year. *smirk*

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