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Old 05-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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An I use PVC pipe for dryer vent? Will run about 8 foot Thinking it will be smoother less likely to clog with lint.

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Use galvinized stove pipe instead with foil tape on the joints, not screws.
If it's in a cold attic make sure to wrap it in insulation.

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It's running Under floor in crawl space to outside wall Will PVC not handle the heat? Removed slinky like plastic hose. It sagged and was full of lint in the low hanging spots.
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PVC will take the heat until there's a lint fire, then it melts and gives off toxic fumes.
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I've honestly never seen a PVP vent hose.... probably for a reason. Creative idea though !

Use the Galvy solid vent 4''. It comes in sheets and you fold it to lock in place. BEST stuff IMO.

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Old 05-18-2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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Metal smooth wall pipe only, as per Code: http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccimages...6th_Sample.pdf
http://www.hcpdc.com/pdf/Dryer%20Ven...quirements.pdf

Use a Type "A" termination hood for 50% more air-flow than "B": http://www.appliance411.com/faq/dryer-vent-length.shtml
Flex pipe (transition duct) is not allowed to be concealed (or under house), max. 8' and not thin-wall.

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