Dryer vent
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Dryer vent (by AL [NC]) Jul 10, 2019 12:31 AM
       Dryer vent (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 10, 2019 3:54 AM
       Dryer vent (by Paulio [PA]) Jul 10, 2019 5:55 AM
       Dryer vent (by Steve [MA]) Jul 10, 2019 6:13 AM
       Dryer vent (by LindaJ [NY]) Jul 10, 2019 7:01 AM
       Dryer vent (by Bill [NC]) Jul 10, 2019 9:08 AM
       Dryer vent (by Vee [OH]) Jul 10, 2019 12:07 PM
       Dryer vent (by JKJ [MA]) Jul 10, 2019 12:30 PM
       Dryer vent (by Al [NC]) Jul 10, 2019 1:11 PM
       Dryer vent (by CX [WA]) Jul 10, 2019 2:31 PM
       Dryer vent (by Vee [OH]) Jul 10, 2019 3:42 PM
       Dryer vent (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 10, 2019 7:36 PM
       Dryer vent (by Steve [MA]) Jul 10, 2019 10:30 PM

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Dryer vent (by AL [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:31 AM
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Hi, got home where dryer vents under the house? Is there any harm in this? Should there b a catch for the lent? Thanks

--47.38.xx.xxx




Dryer vent (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 3:54 AM
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The dryer vent should vent to the outside and not under your property in the crawl space. Over time the lint can build up and cause major problems. You should also use fireproof ducting. Not the plastic or foil but real metal... --47.156.xx.xx




Dryer vent (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 5:55 AM
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I wouldn’t want the moisture and humidity blowing under the house. --174.201.x.x




Dryer vent (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 6:13 AM
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You always want the discharge end of the dryer vent to be visible & easily accessible for inspection & cleaning. Let Robert said all dryer ducting should be solid metal. I install mine so that I can easily take it apart at the dryer to allow for cleaning the duct work. In addition to cleaning the lint screen with every use, it's also a good idea to occasionally use a vacuum with tiny crevice hose to clean out lint from the dryer cabinet.

IMO it's important to clean dryer duct work at least once a year especially in a rental. --96.237.xx.xx




Dryer vent (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 7:01 AM
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Dryers should vent to the outside, not a basement, not a crawlspace, not an attic. More moisture in a crawl space in good, run it through the outside wall of the house, or extend the crawlspace vent to the outside. Make it the shortest run with the least elbows and curves. Hard pipe, not the cheap vent hose. You don't want moisture to build up or lint. --108.4.xxx.xx




Dryer vent (by Bill [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 9:08 AM
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I try not to use the dryer except on air only. Sheets, etc., go on the clothes line outside. --75.138.xxx.xxx




Dryer vent (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:07 PM
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Moisture will rot out the wood pretty fast - couple years so you will have new floors every 3 years but the worst part is the easy path for rodents getting in the house now that they have their own freeway entry ramp. --76.188.xxx.xx




Dryer vent (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:30 PM
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Vent it to the outside as others have said, not under the house. --174.242.xx.xxx




Dryer vent (by Al [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 1:11 PM
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Went by hose today. built in ‘32. The dryer vent is on opposite side of house. Will get that rectified. Will PVC pipe work over metal or is that considered cheap?. Also I see where insulation is being drawn/sucked up into Ac vents in house. What’s the best solution? Replace offending ductwork? Thanks --47.38.xx.xxx




Dryer vent (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 2:31 PM
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Smooth wall metal dryer duct is not expensive. Remember you are dealing with heat-- so no plastic. Put a good hooded closing louver/critter trap on the end of it. --71.212.xxx.xx




Dryer vent (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 3:42 PM
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Fire insurance will not pay when the plastic pipe is found in the rubble... --76.188.xxx.xx




Dryer vent (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 7:36 PM
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Dryer needs to vent to the outside. Will create moisture and a pile of insulation for pest and would be a fire hazard.

As far as A/C ducting, yes replace bad duct work. You may have pest tearing into it for warmth in the winter. You may also want to check for signs of pest. --73.120.xx.xxx




Dryer vent (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 10:30 PM
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PVC has the potential to cause static electric charge --96.237.xx.xx



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