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Old 12-26-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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gas dryer bottom rear discharge, staright run to outside house vent. run no more than 18" this includes flexible hose and vent piping that runs through house wall.

i am asking for learned opinions about vents to diminish outside air intrusion into the dryer while it is idle. the present installation is fitted with a flimsy circular metal flapper that does a very poor job at this.

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Change the outside flap to a different one, or take off and clean the lint off of it. Those are the only choices. I use a single flapper on my outside dryer vent, but check it once a year to make sure that lint is not building up to keep from closing.

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Rip that flapper-door dryer vent off your house and toss it in the trash. Better yet, recycle it if your local town/city takes recycled household cans, glass and paper.

Take a look at this web site for an example of an outside dryer vent cover with a superior design. It seals better when the dryer is off and is virtually impervious to back drafts from high winds. It is easier to clean, too.

Be sure to click on the "Details" tab once you get the web page displayed so you can read how the floating shuttle works inside the dryer vent housing.

http://www.alwaysbrilliant.com/Home-...Cover-936.html

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My in laws have one, but only because they live up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan/Wisconsin. You need some fresh air coming in, and with mine in the basement, it helps to let in enough cold air for the Water Heater. I find if you do some maintenance on it every year, it actually will seal enough to keep the large drafts out.
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