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oodssoo 12-19-2012 02:54 PM

Dryer Vent Boosters - comparison
 
Hi,

Now we are looking at different dryer booster options available out in the market, and we are wondering about what you all (on this site) think about these products.

Which do you like and why?

Thank you in advance.

Seattle2k 12-19-2012 06:30 PM

I think they would themselves catch lint. Is your duct sized properly? Do you have enough make-up air being supplied to the dryer?

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oodssoo 12-20-2012 09:07 PM

I am looking for comparison of the different models, so this link won't help me... Thank you for offering the link though. :)

Any others?

Seattle2k 12-20-2012 11:59 PM

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md2lgyk 12-21-2012 08:07 AM

I installed one (the brand was Fantech) in one of my houses. Fairly easy to install, and I never had any problems with it. My daughter now owns the house, and the thing is still working fine after six years.

Sorry, but I don't know anything about other brands.

oodssoo 12-26-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1077288)
I installed one (the brand was Fantech) in one of my houses. Fairly easy to install, and I never had any problems with it. My daughter now owns the house, and the thing is still working fine after six years.

Sorry, but I don't know anything about other brands.

How long is your run, md2lgyk? Was it longer than 15 L/F?

hardwareman 12-27-2012 08:29 PM

why do you need a booster fan? How long is your duct running?

oodssoo 12-27-2012 08:44 PM

It is 9 ft up then out about 24 ft.

hardwareman 12-27-2012 09:16 PM

yeah, that is a few feet beyond max by time you add a few elbows. Is your dryer taking to long to dry?
Fantech makes some good units for around $175.00

oodssoo 12-27-2012 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hardwareman (Post 1080907)
yeah, that is a few feet beyond max by time you add a few elbows. Is your dryer taking to long to dry?
Fantech makes some good units for around $175.00

I think I will have 5 - 10 ft (one 45 elbow and one 90 elbow) added onto that... So it will be about 35 - 40 ft when it's all set and done... so, a booster seems ideal at the moment...

In contrary, the manufacturers' manuals all say no more than 65 at the longest...

md2lgyk 12-28-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by oodssoo (Post 1080257)
How long is your run, md2lgyk? Was it longer than 15 L/F?

It was around 25 feet, with two elbows. I don't know that I actually needed a booster, but I installed one anyway.

oodssoo 12-28-2012 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1081116)
It was around 25 feet, with two elbows. I don't know that I actually needed a booster, but I installed one anyway.

I wonder if you can verify, in terms of efficiency, how well the booster had helped in your case. I mean, if you wouldn't mind running a dryer load without it for comparison.

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