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Old 11-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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I have a fairly new home.

The dryer and washer are upstairs in an interior closet.

The installer had used a semi-rigid aluminum tube to connect the dryer to the wall vent pipe.

The problem is that the semi-rigid aluminum tubes I can buy at Home Depot and Lowes (like the one on the right) fits the dryer end fine, but...
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But at the wall vent pipe, it the semi-rigid tube's rigid end and the pipe are both 4" in size.

The dryer end is the end you see in the bottom of the photo. The end that is to mate to the wall pipe is the end that has the ridges that is at the top of the photo.

I have a heck of a time forcing the ridged end into the wall pipe. And I use a lot of aluminum foil tape to try to seal up that end well.

Is there a better solution?
I am at wits end, because alot of moisture builds up in the dryer.


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Get yourself a dryer vent connection kit.

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I have seen the dryer vent connection kit at the stores, but I am not sure exactly how they help. Can you explain?
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is this the kit you saw?


or you can do this
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is this the kit you saw?


or you can do this
The first video shows that that product has the same connector I am having problems with.

The second video at 1:29 is where I have problems with my current connection. That pipe end is the same size as that semi-rigid ducts I am finding in the stores.

I don't know how much clearer I can be. It is that the sizes are not working out.
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I use a pair of these to crimp whatever the hose is slipping over. It makes the OD smaller.
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I use a pair of these to crimp whatever the hose is slipping over. It makes the OD smaller.
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Yes, I have those crimpers. They're part of my vast collection of tools I'll only ever use once.
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yes those will solve your problem...
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Just make sure you crimp on the right direction, otherwise you'll end up with a lint trap.
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where do you buy that dryer vent kit in the first video shown?

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You can get it at any big box store....

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