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Old 02-28-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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I hate crunched dryer vents


Just took a look at a dryer I will be replacing, new one is on site and I wanted to see what other complications I might run into, and I did. Not terrible, but once removed the new one must become operational with minimal down time, they use it daily and heavily.

Electrical is a 4 prong so that is fine, but the dryer outlet is about 6" (a guess) away from the through the wall vent. The current duct is all flex with lots of extra so the dryer can be pulled out. But when pushed back in it looks terrible. However, I'm at a loss as to how to change it and still be able to move the dryer in and out.

So my question. When the exhaust from the dryer and the outlet through the wall are in close proximity, how do you connect them and still be able to slide the dryer out? Do they just install a rigid receptacle and push the dryer back into it.

Yes, I will grab a picture on next visit, a relative so there often.

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NEAL.... Neat

Never seen it before... Learn something new everyday..... wonder if anyone around has actual experience with it??????????
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I put one in the delivery guys put the dryer, no complaints..
I am having trouble with videos. are there two videos in my post.
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Neat is right, new to me. It's on my list of options and what I need will be determined by what i find next trip.
So far my only thoughts have been to snorkel both the exhaust and vent up to an accessible level behind the dryer then a 180 turn and attachment I can disconnect. All rigid but I hate the idea of the 180.

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It was great for stackables in a closet.
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IBS 2017, this must be new, great idea, Why didn't I think of that.


Thanks for being informative.

Yes 2 videos are present.


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I did one years ago that almost killed me even though I was younger. The magnetic connection sure would have been nice.

I should probably get my order in as I suspect they will be getting some extra orders now.

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I did one years ago that almost killed me even though I was younger. The magnetic connection sure would have been nice.

I should probably get my order in as I suspect they will be getting some extra orders now.

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I have suggested them to HVAC guys and they think it is silly. I guess they are never around for the install.
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Just did a search for dryer vents to review more options and guess what popped up from Amazon? Were they looking over my shoulder? Won't be long before a sneeze is followed by 10,000 Gesundheits.

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No doubt, how hard can it be do design something better??
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Usually I just reach down behind and push the vent in. Long arms...

I totally like that product though. It would be useful in tight results spots that we don't touch.

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I got another look at it yesterday and picked up this duct assembly:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Builder-s-B...nt-Kit/4566310

It will fit in nicely without crunching either 90 connection. Turns out the outlet through the wall is a few inches above the exhaust on the dryer so not overlapping which was one of my concerns. It would have been better if the outlet had been installed a foot to the left but it will work and these metal 90 connections will provide a much better air flow.

The new dryer is one of the high efficiency units so they should see a huge improvement in performance.

I have a couple pictures pointed down behind the dryer but not too exciting. I'll get a few more of the crunched duct when I change it out, set for Monday.

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