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Old 02-09-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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I have a Maytag gas dryer and the exhaust pipe that runs from inside the bottom of the dryer and out the back where I connect the duct work to vent is not permanently connected. On any dryer I have ever seen, that exhaust pipe is connected and doesn't slide in and out. Not mine though. So when I slide my dryer out from the wall, the exhaust pipe comes out of the dryer. So then when I go to put the dryer back against the wall, I have to play around and be sure I get the exhaust pipe in the proper spot each time inside the dryer - what a pain!!

Anyone have a bright idea on how I can fix this? Thanks.

One idea I have, as I am redoing the vent work and will be adding a periscope to the back is the some how attach the periscope to the back of the dryer with something like the hanging straps for duct work and some small self tappers.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Or would I be able to add an elbow like this (forget the periscope idea) and put a few self tappers right though the flat part that would sit up against the back of the dryer?


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that's not a safe condition you have. screw an L bracket on back of dryer and 1/4" screw into that pipe[one screw won't cause you lint buildup problems]
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I added a periscope, attached to the back of the dryer with straps
That way it doesn nto come loose & e3asy to detach to move the dryer or clean out lint
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Screws are NOT to be used in the exhaust flow, not even one. This is the bare minimum safety code stated in every Building Department in the U.S. Use a "Type A" hood rather than "B": http://www.appliance411.com/faq/dryer-vent-length.shtml

http://www.dpis.com/News/2008_11.pdf

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