My dryer has a 4" corrugated sheet metal duct that runs to the wall. I had
one of those vent cover (which consist of a plastic hood and a flap,
connected to a 12" long 4" diameter sleeve, many years ago I busted a hole
in the 8" thick concrete wall, put the sleeve in, and filled around the
sleeve with concrete. The duct and sleeve connects with a clamp.
After years of rain and sun the plastic vent hood turned yellow and
I pryed it off and now I still have the SS sleeve embedded in the wall, with
it's tail end clamped to the duct. I just need a new vent cover to pop into
I could not find one.
It seems there has been some subtle (but annoying) change in the vent cover
The ones I saw years ago, the cover and sleeve are connected such that the
circular collar of the cover slides INSIDE of the 4" sleeve. I was able to
pry off the vent cover and leave the sleeve intact without any problem.
I found 4 or 5 variations of vent cover in HD and Lowes, and all of them now
has the collar that slides OUTSIDE of the sleeve. This means in order to
use them I have to chip out concrete just to attach a new sleeve.
Does anyone know of a vent hood cover that slide INSIDE of the sleeve?