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Old 09-19-2019, 01:04 PM   #16
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At Home Depot, lots of the boxes were opened and parts echanged into other boxes, to suit customer needs. Perhaps better to order from Amazon to get a box that's more likely to not have been tampered with?

I very frequently find stuff from Home Depot has been opened/tampered with -- it's annoying as heck, but you can do you due diligence to inspect before buying and after discovering a problem it's faster to exchange. Where-as with Amazon -- where I've also encountered many returns re-sold as new -- it's a huge pain the butt and you've waiting at least a day or two for a new package.
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Last opinion: At Home Depot, lots of the boxes were opened and parts echanged into other boxes, to suit customer needs. Perhaps better to order from Amazon to get a box that's more likely to not have been tampered with?
Regarding your last opinion, which I very much understand, doesn't just apply to Big Orange, it also applies to Big Blue. Appliances routinely come in damaged even though the box doesn't look damaged at all. Also, customers are known to help themselves to the pieces they need with open boxes.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:10 PM   #18
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I have never seen a dryer vent done properly. Mostly they're slinky ducting as in the OP's pic and done that way so's the laundry lady doesn't have to look at anything as "industrial" as ducting. Makes me wonder why more houses don't burn to the ground!
Of course the local FD loves these installs, keeps them in business.
The vent should really be above the dryer, the duct should be sheet metal as has been mentioned, and the elbow/curves minimized. Also the wall end of the vent being above ground won't be as attractive to critters looking for a warm bunk!
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Makes me wonder why more houses don't burn to the ground!
The house down the road from me burnt to the ground. Total right-off. I have not heard an official cause from the fire marshal, but the story going around at the time was that it was a dyer fire.
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