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Old 04-09-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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The hole I hammer-drilled through my upstairs brick wall is somewhat larger than the 4" diameter of the dryer vent. How do I finish the job so that it fits tight and looks clean?
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Make a metal escutcheon plate with an inside hole the same I.D. as your vent pipe and the outer diameter large enough to cover the rough opening.

If you don't have the tools or material just call a local heating shop and ask them to make one for you. I make alot of both stainless steel escutcheon plates and galvanized. I usually make the 2-piece because they are easier to put on if there is an elbow that you would have to slide a 1-piece plate over.
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Make a metal escutcheon plate with an inside hole the same I.D. as your vent pipe and the outer diameter large enough to cover the rough opening.
And then affix the plate to the exterior brick using masonry screws, followed by caulking the edges to make it watertight?
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And then affix the plate to the exterior brick using masonry screws, followed by caulking the edges to make it watertight?
Screw it if necessary. If you have a nice tight fit a good quality caulk, such as Vulkem, is usually enough to keep it in place.
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Make a cedar block just like for any siding job.
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