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Old 05-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Can a dryer be on an interior wall of a house roughly 8 feet from an exterior wall w/o ventilation system getting clogged? If so how?

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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How would anyone here know? No pictures, no drawings.
If you had a 2 X 6 wall behind the dryer it could be run horizontal out the outside wall.
It can also be run down through the floor and out through the foundation.

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you could vent it through the crawl space out the exterior of the dwelling

check out the requirements from the 2009 IRC here (again, your code may vary) http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic..._15_sec002.htm
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I have seen many that long or longer. Shorter is better but what's a boy to do? Vertical runs are more likely to become clogged.
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We did one in my friends house that was a long run 14'-15'. We used metal 4" electrical conduit. We had to join two sections together as well as add an elbow. His brother is a professional pipeline welder so he joined the sections together for him. Set it up so there was a slight downhill run to it in case any condensation happened it would run outside. Also insulated around it real well to minimize the condensation. 5 years later, no problems.
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Use solid pipe. No flexible plastic or metal.
Don't use screws to hold it together. Use real duct tape, the metal stuff.
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Your dryer's manual should tell you the maximum length of vent pipe the dryer is designed for. They're not all the same.
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So if I put a dryer on a 2"x6" wall and it has to make a 90 degress turn and run aprox 6' with a 4" exhaust hardline with a level elevation w/o any rise or fall. That would be fine?

I am doing a complete rebuild on a house I purchased. So theres no physical measurements of how far the 90 degress turn is from the exterior wall or the thickness of a wall besides my floor plan layout. Im just gathering info for my floor plan. As well as I don't even have a dryer picked out.

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This is my layout that GBrackins designed to a few specifications. Instead of W/D being on the wall its located on the drawing. It would be located either on the West or East wall of that room with a few modifications to the room.
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Is one of the newer higher efficiency electric dryers totally out of the question? You would not have the exhaust issues you do with a gas one. We are not talking venting the lint trap over an 8' or more run are we?

Best not to ask a DIY Chatroom if anything possibly subject to local or insurance company codes would be "fine" by the way. We cannot know.

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Is one of the newer higher efficiency electric dryers totally out of the question? You would not have the exhaust issues you do with a gas one. We are not talking venting the lint trap over an 8' or more run are we?
I believe the OP is talking about the lint trap line. As stated by many others the instructions for dryers normally come with a listing of how long the exhaust duct can be. Just like most others it normally includes information about how much the length is reduced for each elbow.
I've seen many of them were for a straight run you could go over 50 feet with the correct diameter.
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Electric or gas, you still have to expel the wet dirty air outside the home. Otherwise the dryer will run several times longer than it needs to sucking in already saturated air.

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