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Old 01-30-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Dryer vent solution

Please recommend a way to vent dryer over 20feet to help eliminate lint build up. Is flexible or solid pipe preferred?

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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you would want to use the rigid piping, minimun number of elbows you possibly can use. do not use screws at the joints, tape all joints with aluminum foil tape

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I'll second hardwareman's suggestion. I'd also plan for access in the rigid piping close to the dryer side. This way twice a year (when you change the clock) take a shop-vac and BLOW the piping clean to the outside.
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Try to use 45's when you can so as not to impede the air-flow with 90's which catch more wet lint. Use a dryer duct brush with air for effective cleaning. Use a Type "A" hood for 50% more air flow; http://www.appliance411.com/faq/dryer-vent-length.shtml



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I was also going to mention a vent brush to get the vent cleaner.

Also think using 45's is a good tip for reason mentioned.
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