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Old 12-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Dryer Vent

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My roofer just installed this dryer vent. I'm wondering if someone can tell me from looking at this photo if the silicone around the vent is the proper material. It's the first time I've seen it this colour. It doesn't even look very well done. Can anyone comment?

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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That is one strange way to vent it.
What is that big vent really for?


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Old 12-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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It's a gooseneck and it's on a flat roof. The other side of it is used for my A/C tubing for a mini-split air conditioner.
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well I am not a fan of silicone. I Would have used a product called quad caulk great stuff for out side use won't break down under UV and last for ever.
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As the dryer blows lint out will the AC pull it in there? Be certain the installer insulate/vapor barriers the ducting right out to the termination hood fitting or the moisture will condense in the ductwork to plug it and grow mold.

"M1502.3 Duct termination. Exhaust ducts shall terminate on the outside of the building. Exhaust duct terminations shall be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions. If the manufacturer's instructions do not specify a termination location, the exhaust duct shall terminate not less than 3 feet (914 mm) in any direction from openings into buildings. Exhaust duct terminations shall be equipped with a backdraft damper. Screens shall not be installed at the duct termination." From;http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic..._15_par004.htm

Does this apply? "1. Closer than 10 feet (3048 mm) to an appliance vent outlet, a vent opening from a plumbing drainage system or the discharge outlet of an exhaust fan, unless the outlet is 3 feet (914 mm) above the outside air inlet." From; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic..._16_sec002.htm

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17,000 dryer fires a year, when did you last clean the inside of the dryer near motor or the exhaust ducting?
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