Our dryer vent hose looks as if it is made out of aluminum foil. It
looks the same as the white plastic kind except that it is a shiny
My brother thinks it is the safe kind. I do not think so. I have
seen a flexible metal vent on TV that looks somewhat like a medieval
suit of armor.
Do we have the correct type of dryer vent? Thank you in advance for
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"
On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 17:36:29 -0800, Daniel Prince wrote:
I think it's fine - Home Depot sell "aluminum foil" ones like that for
dryers (and we've got one on our dryer). I've seen the suit-of-armor
stuff, too, but always figured that was for furnaces and ductwork, not
dryers (and I'm not sure if it's even suitable for the hot, damp air that
a dryer produces, actually)
What is "safe" is governed by your local code. The flexible white plastic
stuff is illegal/unsafe in many areas if not everywhere.
Also you may note that there are different thicknesses of flex foil
stuff. Just like the difference between many name brands of aluminum foil
vs the cheap shit at the dollar store.
How can I tell if it is metal and not plastic with a coating that
looks like metal?
I don't understand why they make gourmet cat foods. I have
known many cats in my life and none of them were gourmets.
They were all gourmands!
I prefer the medieval armor looking stuff, it is hard to work with,
but will out last a couple of dryers.
I presently have a very straight shot & use a short piece of rigid
aluminum duct. It is a little inconvenient to hook up, you muscle the
dryer with the duct attached to the wall junction, but it has no
ridges to collect lint and dust.
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