How long is your run, md2lgyk? Was it longer than 15 L/F?I installed one (the brand was Fantech) in one of my houses. Fairly easy to install, and I never had any problems with it. My daughter now owns the house, and the thing is still working fine after six years.
Sorry, but I don't know anything about other brands.
I think I will have 5 - 10 ft (one 45 elbow and one 90 elbow) added onto that... So it will be about 35 - 40 ft when it's all set and done... so, a booster seems ideal at the moment...yeah, that is a few feet beyond max by time you add a few elbows. Is your dryer taking to long to dry?
Fantech makes some good units for around $175.00
I wonder if you can verify, in terms of efficiency, how well the booster had helped in your case. I mean, if you wouldn't mind running a dryer load without it for comparison.It was around 25 feet, with two elbows. I don't know that I actually needed a booster, but I installed one anyway.