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oatlord 04-04-2011 04:00 AM

Vertical dryer venting
 
Hello,

Can dryer vents have vertical runs in them? I'm trying to figure out the best way to vent my dryer, and it would work best if I could have a vertical run from the back of the dryer to my garage ceiling, which is about 8 feet. 90 degree turn from there and continue another 20 feet. I know that exceeds the max recommended length, but is it doable and safe or should I scrap that idea?

Thanks.

Jacques 04-04-2011 06:55 AM

Should be fine. use rigid, at least, on the 20' run with foil tape[no screws] and a good hood.

tcleve4911 04-04-2011 07:25 AM

Vertical is fine...20' is pushing it.
x2 on the rigid :yes:

gregzoll 04-04-2011 01:10 PM

8, plus the 90 (would add 5'), then the 20, would make the run 33 feet.

Red Squirrel 04-04-2011 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacques (Post 622874)
Should be fine. use rigid, at least, on the 20' run with foil tape[no screws] and a good hood.

This, and you may want to add a booster fan as well. You'll want it to be in an easily accessible location so it can be checked for any lint clogs every now and then.


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