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littlehoov87 01-20-2013 09:20 PM

dryer location conundrum
I have an older (1985) mobile home, trying to put a dryer in what appears to be the "factory location" for one, but I have a couple issues.

The vent hole is offset when compared to the hole coming out of the dryer itself. The hole on the dryer is basically dead center, whereas the vent is offset, and very close to a small wall, which basically holds up the cabinets the are above the laundry area.

The second problem is that the 220v outlet lines up about dead center with the vent hole on the dryer. Meaning the vent tubing would have to go around the plugin before exiting.

I feel that I should use the solid metal tubing to vent the dryer given the circumstances, and with these little quirks piling up, it leads to the dryer sitting way out in the hallway, with barely enough room to open the door, not to mention the fact that I would have to do the electric slide every-time I walked down the hall.

Any ideas? Id like to avoid making a new vent hole. I dont know what kind of dryer was originally installed, but they must have had something that worked without the hassle? Do they make dryers that have offset vent outlets?

A couple pics to describe what Im referring to:

joecaption 01-20-2013 09:32 PM

Most dryers can be changed to vent out the back side or bottom.
A few simple metal 4" elbows and a some foil tape is all you need.
There's lots of adapters that can be used on dryers.

Make sure to use soild pipe with hangers under the home and run it all the way to the outside.

littlehoov87 01-20-2013 10:22 PM

Thanks for the link to the periscope style adapters, I didnt know such things existed. Looks like one of those, if I can find one short enough, might save a couple valuable inches.

I didnt make it clear in my post, but that vent in the wall you see in the picture goes straight outside on the other side of the wall. So if I use that, running anything under the house wont be necessary.

joecaption 01-20-2013 10:42 PM

That's a good thing.
I've only owned one mobil home where they used some common since on where to locate a normal sized washing machine.
It's not that hard to relocated the outlet if need be to one side as long as it in the direction the incoming wires were ran.

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