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Username Post: Dryer vent        (Topic#357455)
Stinky 
Senior Member
Posts: 1656

Loc: Whitewater, CO
Reg: 05-25-01
07-30-19 11:34 AM - Post#2772006    

On my clothes dryer...it stopped heating, so we pulled it and dropped it off at a mom and pop repair place. For about $180 less than a new one, we are back on the road.

I have 4 kids in the house and it runs
everyday...several times a day usually.

The lady says that the dryer was the worst that she has ever seen for lint.

We change/clean our the filter regularly, so that is not the issue.

She says that new houses are poorly designed as they have the dryer in the center of the and the exit pipe should not:
Travel more than 10' (mine...about 20')
Have excessive bends (mine has 3 bends, just to make it to the discharge pipe...only 1 bend after that)
Go straight up (mine is in the basement) as the particles will lose velocity and then stick to the sides.

BTW, the verticle pipe, when I took it off, if you were to drop a tennis in it, it probably wouldn't come out the other end.

The horizontal pipe seemed clean...but, it can't be removed : (

She says that I could use one of those gizmos that you put on the end of the house, that you use in the winter to retain the dryer's heat and have it vent inside the house. But, last time that I used one, it got lint all over the place...in a room w.duh furnace and water heater (a flame).

So, I could make a much bigger box to catch the lint, and put screens on it to catch the lint, or what? That is your question, or what.



Edited by Stinky on 07-30-19 11:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




Andy J 
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Posts: 25

Age: 67
Loc: east central Mississippi
Reg: 10-29-15
07-30-19 08:56 PM - Post#2772047    
    In response to Stinky

I have seen water lint traps on dryers before.The exhaust hose blows into a container of water and catches the lint.I'm not a fan,however.



 
someotherguy 
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Posts: 29010
someotherguy
Age: 49
Loc: Texas
Reg: 08-01-03
07-31-19 04:32 AM - Post#2772063    
    In response to Andy J

  • Stinky Said:
She says that new houses are poorly designed as they have the dryer in the center of the and the exit pipe should not:
Travel more than 10' (mine...about 20')
Have excessive bends (mine has 3 bends, just to make it to the discharge pipe...only 1 bend after that)
Go straight up (mine is in the basement) as the particles will lose velocity and then stick to the sides.


I'll have to agree as our house fits at least most of that description. It goes all the way to the roof, instead of to an exterior wall, and it's pretty much straight up.

I've gone up there a couple times in the past few years (posted here about it, even) because the trap door on the roof vent kept getting glued shut with lint. The "solution" which isn't a great one, but better than climbing up on a steep roof to clean the vent, was to pop out the grating at the edge of the vent to cut down on where the lint could build up. It seems to have helped but I hadn't responded to my original post as it slipped my mind while I was waiting to see if it helped.

Well I guess it's been over 2 years and I haven't gone back up there again (yet) so it must be helping somewhat!

Others posted relevant tips that may help you -> https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
raceman6135 
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Posts: 928
raceman6135
Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reg: 11-04-02
08-02-19 07:12 AM - Post#2772227    
    In response to Andy J

Sounds like an inline lint trap might be a good solution for you.

It installs in a convenient location near the dryer. It removes the majority of lint before it has to travel through all of those bends plug 20 feet of pipe.

It does not direct any warm, moist air into the room -- it is simply a lint trap that is easy to access and clean.

Here's a random image I found showing a typical installation of one:



There are a couple different makes of this style lint trap on the market. Here are but two offerings:

https://www.amazon.com/Atmosphere-9800416-Se condar...

AND

https://www.amazon.ca/Dundas-Jafine-PCLT4WZW -Dryer...



 
Don57 
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Posts: 1378
Don57
Age: 69
Loc: Illinois
Reg: 04-28-00
08-02-19 04:25 PM - Post#2772266    
    In response to raceman6135

You can get a booster fan to put in the duct. They're recommended for long runs.

Don
1957 3200 Stepside


 




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