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Replacing a dryer vent hose today, went to Lowe's bought new hose and worm gear clamps, get ready to install and the damned hose clamps don't have enough run out to fit them over the hose.

Have to go to home depot, found some that were labeled on the clamp itself as 4 1/2". Get home checked the Lowes version,
4 1/4"!!!!! Come on you Chinese bastards, quit fucking with me.

And don't get me started that the hose dryer connecting pipe is UNDER the fucking house in the crawlspace. Fucking home builder can kiss my ass as well!!!

There, I feel better...a little.
 
Posts: 1242 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: August 06, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I rerouted my dryer vent about 6 weeks ago. Now it is less than 1/3 the length and only has one 90 degree turn. It’s out the front instead of snaking through the basement ceiling.

I may of bought one clamp, but I dismantled the old piping, plenty left over.
 
Posts: 3525 | Location: WI | Registered: February 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I used to do dryer vent install and maintenance.
From what I’ve seen 80% of dryer vents don’t come close to meeting code. The run under your basement is most likely not up to code if longer than 25’ minus 5’ for every elbow.
We always used 5” hose clamps, easy to get around the pipe and clamped firmly.
Be sure you dont have any soft pipe in your basement run it is impossible to clean and a major fire hazard
 
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Must have been metric hose clamps. They get you every time.


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Posts: 1702 | Registered: March 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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tell me , I gotta know that No one is using plastic vent hose .





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Posts: 47193 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No plastic hose, I have a rigid pipe below the floor to the outside wall vent, but aluminum flex hose from the dryer to the rigid pipe, that starts just below the dryer floor.
 
Posts: 1242 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: August 06, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by ffemt44:
I used to do dryer vent install and maintenance.
From what I’ve seen 80% of dryer vents don’t come close to meeting code. The run under your basement is most likely not up to code if longer than 25’ minus 5’ for every elbow.
We always used 5” hose clamps, easy to get around the pipe and clamped firmly.
Be sure you dont have any soft pipe in your basement run it is impossible to clean and a major fire hazard


ffemt44 tagged it, rigid pipe for the run and no screws.. METAL tape not duct tape... and NO Vinyl flex! 5" clamps is the way to go and never the ones with 1/4" hex heads... Here's another secret... you can use all rigid with elbows to connect behind the dryer if you just move the Washing machine and leave the dryer close to where it needs to be. Measure the run from the termination to the back of the dryer exactly and write this in permanent marker on the termination for cleaning the vent.
 
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Speaking of code, I sure wish it was code to have all dryer ducts exposed and not hidden between ceiling and attic floor. I have no idea if I am clogged and bought a borescope to see if I am.


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Posts: 2962 | Location: Commonwealth of Virginia | Registered: January 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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One more thing about dryers. Keep that dryer screen clean! My cousin almost burned down their house because of dryer lint. Thank goodness her husband was able to man handle the dryer out the back door while it was on fire!
 
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