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ofcjosh 01-04-2013 05:56 PM

Dryer vents (stacked)
 
I can't seem to find an answer for what I want to do. Here it is: I'm adding a second washer/dyer. I plan on running a second dryer vent for the new dryer. However, space is limited and I need to run the vent over the other vent (on top of each other) So, at the exterior of the garage one vent will be above the other, maybe 1" apart. Is this an issue? Also, inside the garage the new vent line will have a slight incline when it needs to go up and over the existing vent line. Is this a problem for the lint? I am worried it will get caught in the incline.

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joecaption 01-05-2013 12:05 AM

What type siding do you have?
Your going to need more room between them to make room for the fin that attaches the outside part of the vents.

md2lgyk 01-05-2013 06:50 AM

You do not want the vent to incline toward the dryer, especially in a garage. Moisture will condense in the line and run back into the dryer. Any incline should be toward the outside.

ofcjosh 01-05-2013 08:09 AM

Joe- it's in a garage and I'm going through the cement block wall. I planned enough room between the two so the outside plastic piece will be an inch above the other one.

I planned for the vents to incline out of the garage, just slightly so ill stick with that. i just wasn't sure if it was right so thanks for the information!

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COLDIRON 01-05-2013 08:23 AM

Go ahead and install them as described shouldn't be any problem.
just make sure you don't use screws on the pipe anywhere use tape. Make sure all the pipes are installed properly with the flow of exhaust air to the outside.
Pipes from the dryer crimped ends in the uncrimped end all the way out.

ofcjosh 01-05-2013 08:37 AM

Thank you very much! I love the info on this site.

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JConoverVegas 01-05-2013 09:12 AM

Yes I was actually looking for the same info loving this site so far:thumbsup:

carpdad 01-05-2013 06:23 PM

Actually I prefer the small screws to tape because the pipes are easier to break apart with screws. Maybe duct tape would be easier but I had used foil tape and had to cut the joints for cleaning.
Cleaning the dryer vent pipe is necessary evil. No configuration will make it self cleaning. Clogged pipe is not just about longer drying time, etc. It can damage some kind of sensor in the dryer. Sorry I can't remember what, but if you are curious, that information should be in repairclinic.com.
edit: BTW, I forget myself. Someone from the appliance forum should be able to specify that too.

COLDIRON 01-06-2013 07:00 AM

NEVER USE SCREWS ON DRYER VENTS THE LINT WILL CATCH ON THEM AND CAUSE A FIRE..........:furious:


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