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mfrenette 02-17-2013 12:14 PM

Hooking dryer up to exhaust outlet
I have read that a dryer should not be hooked up to a flexible hose since it is a fire hazard due to dryer fluff collecting in the hose. This leaves you with the steel or aluminium piping. The issue is how to connect the silly thing to the back of the dryer and the hole in the pipe that comes in from the outside when the holes a different heights.

I there some trick to this aside from having to be a double-jointed acrobat to try to get these things aligned, taped and/or connected with a metal tightener?


Daniel Holzman 02-17-2013 12:27 PM

Not quite sure what your issue is. I have a dryer hooked up to rigid galvanized steel piping, with two bends before it exits outside through the sill beam. Attaching was very simple, I simply purchased two adjustable bends which can be rotated in three dimensions. They have standard couplings to 4 inch galvanized pipe, which is push fit, followed by taping with aluminum tape (no screws which can attract lint). One of the bends goes on the outlet from the dryer, and one goes in about three feet from the outdoor exit. I put the pieces together one at a time, and adjusted the bends to make the fit work correctly. Certainly it would have been much more difficult, maybe impossible, to make my setup work with rigid ninety degree bends.

djlandkpl 02-17-2013 03:35 PM

A picture would help.

joecaption 02-17-2013 03:59 PM

There''s nothing wrong with a flexable line, just do not use the cheap plastic or foil type.

TarheelTerp 02-17-2013 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by Daniel Holzman (Post 1119033)
Not quite sure what your issue is.

They watched TOH this morning.

The had another "lets scare the public about X" session.
This week it was dryer vent materials.

NestHI 02-17-2013 06:01 PM

The appliance section at your home improvement center should have what you need for your exhaust pipe.

Gary in WA 02-17-2013 09:37 PM

As said already, the transition duct (in dryer room only) or hose needs to be metal flex it has to terminate there, less than 8' long; fig. 60;

The periscopes are very bad because they restrict air-flow, IMO use the metal flex, short as possible to a rigid metal duct;

More info for you;


rkentzel 02-17-2013 09:54 PM

They watched TOH this morning.

The had another "lets scare the public about X" session.
This week it was dryer vent materials
Dryer fires are no joke nobody is trying to scare the public with bs it is a fact. If you dont think so check with your local fire station for the facts and figures or just google it. Dryer fires happen with freqency.

Dave Sal 02-19-2013 11:28 PM

Here's a video showing the different air flow rates of various vent designs. Some can make the dryer work harder while others make it more efficient.

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