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Old 08-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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I noticed most dryers has 4" knockouts on the side for venting. Which would be more convenient for me. The salesman says you have to buy a side vent kit from the manufacturer to modify the dryer's vent to exit that way. I looked up the part number and the installation manual, and all the kit contains are a few shorter length ducts, a 90 degree bend, and a hole cover for unused vent hole. They want $50 for this kit, and 2 week to special order. What's keeping me from just buying regular ducting and 90 degree piece and doing it myself? Anyone ever try this?

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Nothing. they just want the retro-fit to be safe. don't use flex or screws in the interior of dryer, foil tape any connections.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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The kit looks like this.

What I plan on using something like this and this.

The only difference I can tell is a ribbed 90 bend, which i think is actually worse than the 90 i'm going to use.
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that'll work.
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