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Old 01-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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My dad and I saw nothing wrong with this dryer vent. The 4 inch aluminum vent runs Inside the black insulation. It runs outside
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Hope your kidding.

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Hope your kidding.
I'm not. Tell me what's wrong?
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I'm not. Tell me what's wrong?
By the way. I'm here for answers. Not because I'm saying I'm right or anything
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That is one hell of a run. Of course there is a whole lot wrong with it.
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That is one hell of a run. Of course there is a whole lot wrong with it.
I took a lot of pictures from lots of angles. It just runs up 9 ft into ceiling and the there is one angle and then runs across about 7-8 ft outside
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Add also 15 feet for every elbow in there. That is a total run of 62 feet, if not including that flex duct. Figure that in, you are talking around 72 feet of run. Again, that is one hell of a run.
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So what did the inspector say?
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Add also 5 feet for every elbow in there. That is a total run of 32 feet, if not including that flex duct. Figure that in, you are talking around 42 feet of run. Again, that is one hell of a run.
No. It's under 20 ft for sure. There's only one elbow in the run. Like I said, I took pictures from multiple angles that's why it seems like there seems to be a long run. Again, it's 9 ft going up, the *one* elbow and after that it runs about 7-8 ft across the ceiling of the bathroom to the outside. So it's basically just an L shape (up and across)

It's not the length of the run. What could it be?

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No. It's under 20 ft for sure. There's only one elbow in the run. Like I said, I took pictures from multiple angles that's why it seems like there seems to be a long run. Again, it's 9 ft going up, the elbow and runs about 7-8 ft across the ceiling of the bathroom to the outside.

It's not the length of the run. What could it be?
Go count again. There are three elbows. Yes it is the lengh of the run, along with the black plastic covered insulation, that is not needed, and add to it, that fire starting flex duct.
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You cut a ceiling joist, looks like you made up one funky sort of an elbow out of foil tape, used paper thin aluminum pipe behind a wall instead of steel stove pipe, foil flex line.
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Go count again. There are three elbows. Yes it is the lengh of the run, along with the black plastic covered insulation, that is not needed, and add to it, that fire starting flex duct.
My apologies. Yes there are 3 elbows to make the angle. But even then it still adds up to less than 20ft. I tape measured it. Unless I'm measuring wrong
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Actually incorrect. Each elbow is 15 feet, so in reality with change in measurements, you are talking around 72 feet of run. Here you go for a reference. http://www.dryer-ell.com/dryer_vent_...comparison.htm
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Can you move the dryer. A dryer vent can not span more than 25 feet. Each elbow is 5 feet. If you have three elbows that leaves you ten feet to work with. I would move the dryer against the other wall and try and just elbow out the rim joist. Can not be within 3 feet of any opening in house-door window, ect. You can not use foil tape or flex tube or sheet metal screws. The pipe has to overlap in the right direction. Dryer fires are very common, and are a very serious matter. If you plan on enclosing this vent then you will need to drill and pop rivet it together.
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You cut a ceiling joist, looks like you made up one funky sort of an elbow out of foil tape, used paper thin aluminum pipe behind a wall instead of steel stove pipe, foil flex line.
Actually that is a soffit box, so it really would not have mattered, but really it should be a little lower, or that vent should have only one elbow at that point, not that jog.

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