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Old 02-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #16
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Venting a dryer in a chimney


Gary,
A few weeks back, I was reading DIYChatroom and saw your sig (Not the first time) just as an ad for the Lint Lizard came on the TV. I walked to the laundry room and checked the vent (not the first time for that, either). To make a long story short, 4 (6?) hours later I had replaced the plastic vent hose with a metal periscope, relocated the surface mounted 220V receptacle, and cleaned the lint from the dryer interior and the vent hood. The dryer sounds different and dries a load of clothes about 25% faster.

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The manual for your drier should tell you how many feet of vent line you can use and how much to deduct for each elbow. Example, my drier can support 25 feet of 4" duct and requires a deduct of 3 feet for each elbow.
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Great information here. I didn't realize how bad the flexible ducting is. I am going to change mine tomorrow - thanks!

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