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mjkpainting 11-12-2008 06:38 PM

Help/moving dryer vent
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This is my first time on this so bare with me if I'm not asking in the correct place.

I am fairly handy around the house but by no means an expert especially with plumbing

I am moving a dryer vent b/c I am finishing my basement. I need to move the dryer vent. I think my best location is about 10 feet away and I need to cut through the sill plate and run the vent it outside. My thoughts were this:

Drill through ( with a long 1" bit drill bit because that's all I have) the sill plate from the basement
Go outside and locate the hole I drilled
Draw a circular template of the diameter of the vent pipe (or that pipe that attaches to the exterior part of the vent
Cut the vinyl siding with a cutting tool
From the hole I drilled attempt to cut the diameter of the vent pipe with a sawz All or reciprocating saw (or should I use a hole saw???)

Any suggestions or am I way off on this?????

Here are some pictures

DUDE! 11-12-2008 06:44 PM

wait for someone more knowledgeable then me, but I'm curious if you are moving the dryer as well, adding ten more feet to the duct is asking alot. Be a whole lot of hose to keep clean of lint.

mjkpainting 11-12-2008 07:14 PM

Sorry- I wasn't very specific- I am moving the vent or duct 10 feet closer to the dryer. It will be actually vented right above the dryer. Thanks

Maintenance 6 11-13-2008 08:44 AM

Drill a 1/4" hole from the inside centered at where you want the vent. Drill the big vent hole from the outside with a hole saw. Use the 1/4 hole as a pilot.

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