Good Friday - I am running a dryer vent through as a outside wall in the
laundry room. Is there a trick to cutting the inside and outside 4 inch
holes so they line up? The studs are 2x6 inch. The outside wall placement
is an area that is hard to reach from a ladder, so I don't have easy access
for a lot of outside measuring. Thank you
Locate the studs, plumbing (don't forget vents!) and electrical lines
first, pick the more critical side and use a 12" bit to drill through
the wall, then use your hole saw or recip to cut the holes from both
Also remember it is a good practice to have a slight downward slope to
the outside for horizontal runs of venting. Tends to keep casual
condensation or other moisture outdoors where it belongs, so they say.
Agree; downward. Never problem with our clothes dryer outlet, but our
bathroom exhaust fan pipe sloped 'up' (somebody, maybe from a warm
climate, recommended that way) so we had condensation in the pipe due
to cold air in the attic and some slight amount of condensation did
leak back and dripped onto one ceiling. The stain is still there!
BTW. Insurance requirement here, now, is that the dryer hose not be
plastic. So we replaced ours with flex aluminum. Connected to metal
through to outside wall fitting.
The long bit is just to penetrate the two sides of the wall - any size
bit will work - and a 12" twist bit is cheap enough. If the OP
doesn't want to use hole saw he could use a jig saw, reciprocating
saw, or just drill lots of little holes around the perimeter of the
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