I need to run a vent for my dryer. Unfortunately, there isn't enough
room in the walls to run behind the drywall (2x3's were used). That's
fine. This is in the basement so I'm not worried about it looking
So, I'm thinking just run it up to the ceiling and across to room the
vent location. How do I attach it or hang it from the ceiling/walls? Is
there like a "vent clip hanging thingy"?
Before you give up on the 3 inch studs, there are some special ducts which
are thin but wide and made for closet installations of dryers where you have
to be right up to the wall. They have limited length but you might be able
to connect 2 together and they claim to carry as much air as a round duct.
They have them at Home Depot.
Since appearance isn't a concern, I'd just use metal pipe
strap, available at any plumbing supply outlet in rolls. Fasten
it to the ceiling with sheetrock screws.
Be sure and get rigid 4" x 24" aluminum pipe, and a roll of
foil tape for the joints. Not a tough job, but double-check
your dryer's manual or the appropriate manufacturer's
website for recommended max lengths. Anything over 14ft
with 2 elbows, and you'll def. want to check on the specs.
Hope that's of some help.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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Running the duct up is not the best choice for proper function. Use 4"
smooth wall aluminum pipe and fittings designed for this use. minimize
the use of flexible, corrigated duct. It tends to load up with damp
lint and in many areas is prohibited anywhere but right at the machine.
Terminate the outside end with a proper hood with backdraft flapper to
keep critters out.
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