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Granted, when the dryer is locatd on an outside wall, just shoot it outside straight from the back...Simple Simon. However, upon several instances, I run into situations in which the dryer is on an interrior wall, and the distance is about 18' from the outside.
Sure, you can still go horizontally in the crawl space, but if it is a single story house, going straight up, may be a better option. No matter what, is that lint is going to build-up. It is easier to clean the inside of the pipe, using a brush going up and down versus the horizontal run.

Only thing is a back-draft damper.The set-up needs to be so that youcan easily take off the deflecto .
 

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wouldn't it be nice if the connections were on top of dryer so u can avoid kinks in duct?
...and clean/replace easily??
 

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Better late than never? 😳🤣

That MagVent product looks pretty cool To avoid kinks.


Don’t think I would vent a dryer onto a roof. I think the lint would look funny up there. 😳🤣
 

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I'm just thinking a dryer where you make the connection on top of the unit and then you can go 90 and straight out the wall almost immediately... instead of connecting it with the shortest possible duct and then crushing it back to the wall and hope for the best😄
 

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It's always been my least favorite activity right up there with trying to tighten a sink faucet that's loose... behind an ultra-modern super deep sink basin... with somebody laughing at my crack the whole time!
 

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I'm just thinking a dryer where you make the connection on top of the unit and then you can go 90 and straight out the wall almost immediately... instead of connecting it with the shortest possible duct and then crushing it back to the wall and hope for the best😄
I Don't think the manufacturers are ready to completely re-design their setup. :). There could be an issue with the heat being too close the the controls..
 

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right... but it's kind of like the location of an oil filter on a car not really done for convenience of the repairman
 

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On my new homes I try to get a cut sheet of the dryer being used and place the hard pipe in the wall exactly where the dryer outtake is. Or very close to it to avoid excessive, clumsy, bends.
 

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On my new homes I try to get a cut sheet of the dryer being used and place the hard pipe in the wall exactly where the dryer outtake is. Or very close to it to avoid excessive, clumsy, bends.
sounds great! I'm a remodel contractor, and sometimes just Appliance installer working with existing duct locations. It's always nice to get the appliances far back to the wall of the possible... and I just had this little dream of a dryer with exhaust options kind of like a hood over range... so you could install the thing and then make the connection.
 

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Granted, when the dryer is locatd on an outside wall, just shoot it outside straight from the back...Simple Simon. However, upon several instances, I run into situations in which the dryer is on an interrior wall, and the distance is about 18' from the outside.
Sure, you can still go horizontally in the crawl space, but if it is a single story house, going straight up, may be a better option. No matter what, is that lint is going to build-up. It is easier to clean the inside of the pipe, using a brush going up and down versus the horizontal run.

Only thing is a back-draft damper.The set-up needs to be so that youcan easily take off the deflecto .
 

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Three story condo, dryer vent was a huge issue as it went up inside wall turned across room in ceiling(no attic) ending outside wall above bedroom window. During major roof leak repair, room was torn out to wood frame exposing vent. Dryer vent was noticed to be clogged, probably never cleaned out by previous owner.

Contractor took dangerous chance to access outside vent to third story vent finally able to pull out the contents of vent-wet dryer lint, bird nests, dead birds, just disgusting. Huge fire hazard as well.

Johnnybilt4u I have known for over 40 years, rebuilt the room, ripped out to the wood frame, came up with a plan so i could clean vent out myself with my vaccuum-not having to endanger myself. He added a route in dryer a small hole thre th ceiling capped it, i pdootdainted dryer vent cap to matctch, dilors nmarch it to match, it really works - no worries about leaking dryer lint
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