Having your dryer properly vented is crucial in keeping the appliance operating effectively and avoiding the risk of fire or water damage to your home. Fortunately, installing a dryer vent is easy to do.
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Developed in 19th-century England, the first mechanized clothes dryers were perforated barrels that rotated over flames. Today’s appliances are not so very different, at least in principle, with heated air blown through a tumbler. But where does the air go once it has stolen moisture from your socks, shirts, and hand towels? If you’ve ever walked or driven past a modern-day laundromat, then you already know: For a dryer to operate safely and effectively, it must vent to the outside.
In recent decades, it’s been common practice for homeowners to use flexible vinyl or metal tubing in dryer vent installation. The ridged design of these ducts, however, tends to pose a fire hazard: In short, they trap lint.
For that reason, experts now instead recommend the use of rigid or semirigid hose; either can be found easily and purchased inexpensively in the diameter appropriate for your appliance (for most dryers, the correct duct size is four inches).
How to Install a Dryer Vent
STEP 1: Determine the path of the ventilation duct.
Dryer vent installation begins with a decision: By what route will the duct travel from your appliance to your home’s exterior? The shorter, the better. A straight path is the shortest possible route, but not always practical. If, say, your dryer sits in the basement, then the hose needs to make at least one turn. To complicate matters, the total length of the run should not exceed 25 feet—and that’s for a straight shot. From that maximum, deduct five feet for 90-degree bends, and two and a half feet for 45-degree ones.
STEP 2: Open up a small, 4-1/4″ hole in the exterior wall.
Now comes the most challenging part of dryer vent installation: putting a hole in the exterior wall. In most cases, the opening must be four and a quarter inches wide (for confirmation, consult the instructions provided by the manufacturer). I suggest drilling a pilot hole first, then going outside to double-check its position. If there’s no impediment, and you’re boring through wood, proceed to outfit your drill with a hole-saw attachment (view on Amazon). To penetrate stucco or concrete, it’s easier to use a masonry bit (view on Amazon) to drill multiple holes around the circumference of the desired opening before manually chiseling out its interior.
STEP 3: Secure the dryer vent cap on the home exterior.
Install the dryer vent cap against the side of your house, being sure that its attached pipe fits through the wall opening you have made. Secure the cap with the provided screws, and don’t forget to caulk around the edges for protection against the elements. Now go inside and connect the dryer duct to the vent cap pipe (a 90-degree elbow may be needed), securing the connection with a hose clamp.
STEP 4: Cut and join duct sections to connect the vent opening to the dryer’s exhaust outlet.
Having moved the dryer into the desired spot in your laundry room, measure the distance from the back of the machine to the vent opening, accounting for all the necessary turns in the ductwork. With a pair of tin snips, proceed to cut the tubing to the length of the measured distance. If you are joining more than one length of tubing, reinforce all joints with foil tape. When you’re finally attaching the tubing to your dryer, remember to secure the connection by means of a hose clamp, as you did in Step 3.
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STEP 5: Test your installation.
At this point, it’s important to make certain your dryer vent installation has been successful. Switch on the dryer, then go outside to inspect the vent cap: It should be emitting warm air. If it’s not, head back indoors to review your ductwork. The most likely explanation is that one of the connections has come undone.
Remember that in order for your dryer to keep operating at maximum efficiency, you must periodically vacuum inside the vent system, as lint has a stubborn way of lingering, even when there are no ridges in which it can get lodged.
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Does anybody have any idea why my AC is cold on the right side of car (2vents) but the drivers side vents blow warm. I have a new condenser just installed due to a leak in the badly road abused condenser. I just purchased the car in February and it was 17 Degrees when I picked it up (Didn't notice the AC was low on Freon) Now I have proper Freon and compressor is cooling but something inside the dash is not closing off the heater core. I scanned it with VDCS and found not codes for AC. I found a parameter that determines stop limits on cold air flap (I think is how it was labeled) I initiated a reset limits or something like that and the AC went from cold to hot and back to cold but still warm air on the left side.
Does the heater core always flow water thru it and only close off a door inside the heater box. I notice the evaporator is centered in the dash and the heater core is positioned slightly off center towards the driver which would explain the left vents feeling the temperature increase if the door was slightly open. I looked in the advanced area and monitored the temp switch position versus requested. The full heat displays a number of 228 and fully cold displays 20. If some knows what I need to post or record let me know I'll be glad to pull more info from Vag-Com.. HELP I'm ready to drive this thing off a cliff! One more thing I haven't seen any moisture dripping from under the car, where does the condensation drain out under the car?