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Old 02-03-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good solution for dryer vent connections behind the dryer? There has to be a good way to get the dryer closer to the wall and not smash the flex. Any feedback on the Dryer Box?
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Does anyone have a good solution for dryer vent connections behind the dryer? There has to be a good way to get the dryer closer to the wall and not smash the flex. Any feedback on the Dryer Box?
The last one I installed was the plastic Dundas Jafine one. Was pretty fiddly to install and not very good quality. If I were to do it again, I would look for a metal one like this https://dryerbox.com/choose.htm# Preferably it would be in a 2x6 wall so you don't have to do the oval pipe transitions.

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I always use the dryer box. Works fine in a 2x4 wall, just squish the pipe a little. My inspector is fine with that method, yours may not be.
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For existing laundry?

I approach these methodically, as in "whatever works this time", but keeping in mind ease of cleaning and reconnecting.

Sometimes a short length of flex is just the best.

Sometimes elbow + 2' hard + flex, if you need longer reach to connect (eg. tight closet).

Then there's the periscope box, which I've used a couple times (hard to line up when connecting in a tight space)

Maybe the best way would be to have the wall outlet recessed, but without an elbow (eg. pointing downward.) Then you would connect the flex to it.
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We have used the dryer box for years, they finally made the 480 so it works up or down with or without pedestals.

https://dryerbox.com/db-480-versatility
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We have used the dryer box for years, they finally made the 480 so it works up or down with or without pedestals.

https://dryerbox.com/db-480-versatility
That's the one I'm looking at. Thanks
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I like doing the dryer boxes, makes a nice clean job out of it.
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Any of them are better than the plastic ones.
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We have used the dryer box for years, they finally made the 480 so it works up or down with or without pedestals.

https://dryerbox.com/db-480-versatility
That's the style I use, not sure of brand. Gets set approx 12" off the floor, because most new w/d combos now set on pedestals/boxes.

Even so, if the offset is too great, it still pushes dryer out.
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https://www.magvent-dryervent.com/
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Magvent------ Solves every problem dryers present.

https://www.magvent-dryervent.com

(I see rescraft bet me to the post [by a lot], he is absolutely correct)

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The dryer box is good.
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Another fan of the Dryerbox...been using them for years. I really like the concept of the magvent too!
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Never heard of that Mag-Vent till now.

Thing looks pretty sweet.

Does it work as well in real life as it does on the video?
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Mag vent looks cool. Seems like dryers tend to move around a little. I could see it disconnecting. Though I suppose you'd notice soon enough.
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Seems like the mag vent addressed a separate issue from the crushed flex problem. I'd probably crush it anyway if the holes didn't line up.
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You can say that again!

I was wondering how well-aligned things need to be with the Mag Vent. Can you buy a different dryer?
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Never heard of that Mag-Vent till now.

Thing looks pretty sweet.

Does it work as well in real life as it does on the video?
Yes it does.

There is about 6" of flex duct on the dryer and the magnetic hub.

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Mag vent looks cool. Seems like dryers tend to move around a little. I could see it disconnecting. Though I suppose you'd notice soon enough.
Never seen one disconnect until you slide the dryer out. The magnet is pretty strong and the dryer helps hold it in place.

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