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Old 12-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Rubber Dryer Duct

I'm not sure if this is the right area to ask about this in, but it seemed like the best fit.

I just bought a home, and the seller left an electric dryer in the basement, but it is not installed. He left a duct for it, and I'm trying to determine if it's safe to use (I can't find any information on it); it's an insulated Atco Rubber brand length of flexible duct.

The actual duct looks and feels like thin black plastic (rubber, I assume), this is running through a sleeve filled with fiberglass insulation about an inch thick on all sides.

I don't want to install this if it's a fire hazard; I know the old vinyl and mylar ducts are against codes everywhere now for this reason. Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Old 12-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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For the few dollars that it will cost, stick with metal dryer vent.

If you want more that that anonymous advice, here is an excerpt from Atco's website:

Can our UL 181 Class I Air Connector UPC #050 be used for dryer venting?
No, it is not approved by UL for dryer venting. We do NOT have a product that is a UL approved Dryer Venting product.


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