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Old 09-01-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hello All, I am in the proccess of finishing my new home and have a problem. My laundry room has no exterior wall to vent my dryer. The house in on a crawl space. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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The less bends the better.. can you take it below the floor and get to an exterior wall? Round metal duct would be best.
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yes I can go through the floor, but will have to make a long run. would that be ok
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How long?
Depends.
Use metal (aluminum = best) flex duct only.
Good luck.
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50 - 60 ft to take were I would like to take it. I could take it closer but the foundation is really low in that area. 50-60 ft to get to the back of the house where the foundation is much higher
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How about a roof top exhaust?
I just installed a bathroom fan with a roof vent. I would suggest that a dryer vent would be much the same.
If you live in a frosty area, the pipe must be insulated to prevent condensation from forming and running back inside.
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I wonder if the lint would stop it up
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I would say that there would be less a problem, than with a 60' horizontal run.
From time to time, it may be necessary to vacuum the pipe out with a Shop Vac.
Hopefully, it would be a straight up, vertical run.
Dryer vents do require cleaning on a regular basis!
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