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MLayden 04-09-2013 12:01 PM

Dryer Vent Exterior Wall
 
Would like your opinions on this...

I have a dryer in the basement, which currently is running the vent on the outside (inside of house) of the 2x4 exterior wall.

I would like to finish this room off, and thought I may be able to run the vent in the wall instead. My only concern is the moisture build up/freezing in the winter as I live in Alberta, Canada and the temps can get quite cold as well as cleaning the vent itself.

Would I be ok to do this? Or should it be left as is on the outside of the wall?

Thanks!

Windows on Wash 04-09-2013 12:53 PM

Running on the inside wall should be fine.

Depending on the length of the run, I might leave and access panel for a clean out location.

As long as it is inside the conditioned space and insulated, you should be fine.

Gary in WA 04-09-2013 10:44 PM

No, only go directly through the wall for the termination hood, never across/up inside a wall cavity. The condensation would be constant, IMHO. This is why dryers are allowed 8' of transition ducting inside the room-from the dryer; http://www.hcpdc.com/pdf/Dryer%20Ven...quirements.pdf

Gary

Windows on Wash 04-09-2013 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gary in WA (Post 1155868)
No, only go directly through the wall for the termination hood, never across/up inside a wall cavity. The condensation would be constant, IMHO. This is why dryers are allowed 8' of transition ducting inside the room-from the dryer; http://www.hcpdc.com/pdf/Dryer%20Ven...quirements.pdf

Gary

Perhaps I am misunderstanding what the OP was suggesting in this case.

I was thinking he was going to bulk out the wall to put it inside a finished space, not adjacent to an outside wall.

The vent does need to stay inside the conditioned space.

It may be okay inside a short run before going through the wall but unless it is run for a good bit before and after drying the close (i.e. to warm the space), it will form condensation on the quick.

Sorry for the confusion on my part and Gary is the authority on this stuff.


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