View Full Version : Dryer vent through SRW steps
09-14-2010, 12:02 PM
I need to route an existing dryer vent through the steps somehow. Anyone ever done that ?
09-14-2010, 02:53 PM
First things first.
Most building codes spec the maximum length AND the number of turns a dryer vent can have.
Please check with the local building code(s) prior to laying a finger on the dryer vent's ductwork.
In most cases - the ductwork is already max out as far as maximum allowable length and turns is concerned.
I try to avoid routing through steps.
We had one job where we did a patio in the back. The dryer vented in the back. To avoid routing it through the steps and exceeding building code lengths - I re-routed the ductwork to the front of the dwelling.
AGAIN :) 1st thing u need to do is refer to the local building codes :)
You dont wanna get a call at 3:28 in the am because you cause someone's house to burn down.......
09-14-2010, 04:08 PM
i agree with dvs
09-14-2010, 09:47 PM
Keep dryer vents away from hardscaping work, it promotes a moist warm environment for moss, mildew, and weed growth. Not only that it increases your slip/fall issues in colder climates....
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