My electric dryer is backed up to an outside wall. I am having heck of a
time getting a vent to seal tightly. When the dryer is in place, the
vent outlet almost touches the outside wall. I'm thinking I may have to
attach a 6" vent pipe to the dryer and then push the dryer in place
while guiding the pipe through the wall. Then I would need to put the
flapper on the pipe sticking through the wall.
Is there an easier way? Is there some sort of wall mounted receptacle
that allows the dryer to be push up to it without having to physically
connect a vent pipe?
In one house I aligned the exhaust outlet precisely from the dryer
outlet (was remodeling at the time so it was no additional effort) and
used a straight section of rigid duct. Took a little maneuvering to get
it on, but doable. (Never had to deal w/ issue of a different dryer... :) )
re: "I'm thinking I may have to attach a 6" vent pipe to the dryer and
then push the dryer in place while guiding the pipe through the wall.
Then I would need to put the flapper on the pipe sticking through the
What's wrong with this solution?
If things actually line up as you say, this seems perfectly reasonable.
Sounds fine to me. I did one that way. Then caulked around the pipe
outside and put on a three blade flapper.
My current one is 4 inches from the wall (basement) I'm not gonna knock
a hole in the basement wall for that.
Installation usually goes well with precision location of the wall
duct. Center the rear dryer leveling screws to determine the height
off the floor where the new duct must be. Install duct/flapper, etc.,
with a slight slope downward to the outside. If you've done it right,
a short piece of well crimped duct fastened to the dryer outlet will
slide right in place, Some fiddling with leveling screws might be
needed. You're smart to have the dryer vent that way and not
compromise performance with a convoluted long duct run.
Yes. In new construction they frequently use a recessed box with the wall
portion of the rigid vent pipe dropping from the top of the recess. When you
metal flex vent, there's enough room to back the dryer up after it's connected.
Might try one of these:
Our drier is stacked on the front-load washer and is about 6" from the side
wall of our laundry room. I didn't want to try and leave space for full
thickness elbow and this seems to do the trick.
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