Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2011, 04:00 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

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.

oatlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 06:55 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: phila.
Posts: 504
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Vertical dryer venting


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

Jacques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #3
old guy contractor
 
tcleve4911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maine on Little Sebago
Posts: 857
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Vertical dryer venting


Vertical is fine...20' is pushing it.
x2 on the rigid
tcleve4911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 14,131
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Vertical dryer venting


8, plus the 90 (would add 5'), then the 20, would make the run 33 feet.
gregzoll is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,211
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Vertical dryer venting


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
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.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Venting A Dryer Adam9182 Building & Construction 2 10-23-2010 08:14 AM
dryer venting too short? Mike L Appliances 11 09-23-2009 11:26 PM
Venting bathroom vent thru dryer duct jredrocker HVAC 2 09-27-2008 10:25 PM
Venting bathroom through dryer? phantoz HVAC 3 09-08-2007 11:53 AM
Venting Dryer Through Roof Thirdeye General DIY Discussions 1 03-04-2007 11:06 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.