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Dryer vent through SRW steps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

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

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,527

    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.......

  3. JerseyGreen

    JerseyGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    i agree with dvs
  4. Steiner

    Steiner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    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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