Old 09-14-2010, 01:02 PM
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Dryer vent through SRW steps

I need to route an existing dryer vent through the steps somehow. Anyone ever done that ?

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Old 09-14-2010, 03:53 PM
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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

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Old 09-14-2010, 05:08 PM
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i agree with dvs
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:47 PM
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bad idea....

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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