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Gas dryer exhaust contains the products of combustion. If it is open so air freely circulates and if there are no openings where air could enter the house, I would do it.
 

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The deck is lower to the ground, only about 16 inches from the vent termination to the ground and about 4 ft to the end of the deck. Considering getting an electric dryer instead
 

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If the sides of the deck are substantially open and if there is a space between the deck boards, it would have good air circulation. If the deck is in an alcove or if it is solidly enclosed from the ground to the deck it will not have good air circulation.
 

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How about getting 4 more feet of vent piping in order to extend the stupid thing to "the end of the deck"?
Depends on the climate. In cold weather the exhaust will condense, the inside of the pipe will get damp and lint will stick. Then it will get moldy and/or plug up.
 
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Depends on the climate. In cold weather the exhaust will condense, the inside of the pipe will get damp and lint will stick. Then it will get moldy and/or plug up.

OK. That is a very good point. How about insulating it and then boxing it in somehow in a way in which it can be weather tight? That might seem like a lot of work but, but I think it would be better than having it dump under the deck.
 
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