If there's a bedroom on the other side of the dryer, how does that vent pipe get out?
Worst case, someone used the wall cavity as the duct. Check it at both ends.
Agree with Joe, vent pipe would need to be cleaned and inspected to make sure nothing came apart or broke inside the wall.
Are the clothes taking too long to dry? Can you feel the exhaust at the outlet, should be forceful not weak.
exhaust = air movementWhat do you mean "can I feel the exhaust at the outlet?"
A relatively new dryer, will have a relatively lint free blower. So its moving more heat through the duct. So your wall is warmer then with the older dryer.The dryer is relatively new and we dont have any long drying time issues. What do you mean "can I feel the exhaust at the outlet?"
A relatively new dryer, will have a relatively lint free blower. So its moving more heat through the duct. So your wall is warmer then with the older dryer.
Borrow an IR camera, and check the wall to make sure its not a separated duct.
My dryer has a lint filter, which we clean periodically.
Lint free blower moving more air then the old one did, so now you can feel the warmth in the wall.
The screen filter on the dryer doesn't catch all of the lint. Being wet, it has a tendency to build up on the pipe. If you have a good leaf blower, disconnect the pipe at the wall. Run the blower about 2-3" back from the wall opening to build a venturi effect which increases the volume of air and run it about a full minute. Now go check the roof for lint. If you see a bunch of lint on the roof, do it again. If the piping is VERY hot as you say, this is a recognized fire hazard and house fires happen far too often. It's a good thing to add to your spring cleaning to blow the pipe out and also the dryer. Just reverse the air flow in the dryer with the blower and then turn it on to blow the loose junk out. I do mine every year and it takes about 30 minutes tops.
The dryer's air temp is fairly high, so it will warm your wall.
Being a 3 level building the chances of the vent looking similar to this one is really good because of condensation, in my opinion, and a leaf blower ain't gonna do it no matter how much we would like for it to be that simple.If I use my leaf blower to blow into the wall pipe, can it possibly clogs the exhaust with lint further or will it all come out on the roof? I hope to not have to go on the roof because it's quite a project. It's a three story building (triplex).