08:09AM | 07/18/01
Member Since: 01/16/01
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In my ongoing basement remodel, I need to relocate a gas dryer to another wall. Rather than cut a hole in the concrete block wall 6 feet up from the floor(the location of the original dryer vent hole), I intend to cut a hole in the exterior wall wood sheathing approximately 2&1/2' higher, but wasn't sure if there is some limitation that requires a hole a 6ft. Any comments?

Thanks in advance!


02:19PM | 07/18/01
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Might check with your local building dept to see if there is any code limitation. Otherwise, just the longer the run is, the harded the dryer has to 'work' to blow thu the run. Also, the type of vent materal you use can affect the results. Recommend using 'hard' vent such as for a furnace. May have to use a short length of flexible vent near dryer to allow connections.


02:28PM | 07/19/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
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I ran my exhaust similar to yours (higher than 6' and it has done well for 10 years.I do check once a year for any built up lint in the line.


04:09AM | 07/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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I think you'll have no problem, but don't use that cheap plastic accordian-type venting. I have a couple of rental units where that stuff was run inside walls for some distance. In one case, it went up the wall to the ceiling and then completely across the room to the outside wall. The plastic became ragged over the years, so the dryer exhaust was just going into the wall, not outside.
Also, that plastic stuff will clog up with lint over the years which is wasteful of electricity and a fire hazard. The smoother the pipe, the better.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 20, 2001).]



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