We just took out our old gas dryer and there was a scary amount of
lint behind it. (Probably released a lot of lint into the house,
too). When I installed it about 10 yrs. ago, I had sealed all the
joints in the 4" galvanized vent elbow at the back of the dryer - with
regular duct tape.
Is there a tape I can buy that won't dry out and get brittle over the
If I get desperate enough I'm going to seal it with silicone this
Thanks for any help.
Use the metal tape as suggested. It is made for ducts, unlike duct
tape. It will stick better and last longer. Don't use any screws as they
are a cause of lint build up.
You might want to build in a T at one or more places along the line so
you can clean out the line easier.
Yes, go to any home center and buy aluminum foil ducting tape. This isn't the
cloth "duct tape" (which should NEVER be used on ducts). It's shiny aluminum,
and has a
backer paper that you need to remove to expose the adhesive.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.