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nicmack

03:09PM | 05/02/09
Member Since: 05/01/09
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I am having the father-in-law install a deck for us this weekend. It will be a floating deck on deck blocks and just under 2' high. The problem is the dryer vent coming out the vinyl siding is at the exact height where the deck will be. The deck can't go above the vent as it would then be higher than the bottom of the patio door, and it can't go below because then it would be too big of a drop, especially if there were to be any space between the vent and the deck. The deck is going to be 20' x 12'. I attached a picture so you can see what I mean. Any advice would be great! Thanks! I should mention the deck is going to stretch across both the patio doors and the man door (hence the dryer vent being in the way.
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Handyman

08:24AM | 05/06/09
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
Move the vent higher.

Or Box out around the vent a few inches on either side and enough in front so you can clean it out or remove it. Make sure there is enough room so it does not get covered in snow and blocked. A blocked dryer vent on a gas dryer can be very dangerous.

nicmack

09:11AM | 05/06/09
Member Since: 05/01/09
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Thanks for the advise! I think it will end up being boxed around the vent.
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