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SuperNet9
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How do I extend the dryer vent outside?

I have almost the same thing outside the house..
The vent for the dryer goes into it and it slighty to short..

How should I extend it?
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pike
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I'm not quite understanding your question. What's too short? The duct that goes from the dryer to the vent? Just replace it with a longer one, they are very inexpensive.. I've seen the aluminum ones in 20 foot length for less than $20. Don't forgot the hose clamps if they're not already there.


SuperNet9
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said by pike:

I'm not quite understanding your question. What's too short? The duct that goes from the dryer to the vent? Just replace it with a longer one, they are very inexpensive.. I've seen the aluminum ones in 20 foot length for less than $20. Don't forgot the hose clamps if they're not already there.

The circle extender is slightly too short that is attached to the plastic part.. I need to extend that.
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Are you talking about the part that goes through the wall?
Not the actual vent pipe from the dryer to the vent?

If so, I'd call around to an HVAC company, see if they sell a longer pipe. You don't want to use PVC or vinyl.


alkizmo

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I've seen longer ones sold at home depot. Look in the HVAC ducting section, you'll have all the lenght and diameters available.

How do you know it's too short anyway?

robbin
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What exactly is it too short for?


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said by robbin:

What exactly is it too short for?

Satisfaction


tschmidt
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If I understand correctly just get a section of 4" duct and use aluminum tape to seal the joints.

/tom


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said by SuperNet9:

The circle extender is slightly too short that is attached to the plastic part.. I need to extend that.

Is this a new installation or repairing an old? If the plastic part just fell off, I'd try to pull the pipe out. It may have just slipped back into the wall. If that doesn't work, you may need to get a new vent, slip it into or over the old pipe and tape from the inside.


SuperNet9
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That is what I am talking about.. The vent pipe isn't long enough to hold both pipes.. does that make sense?
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alkizmo

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Yes, makes sense. The answer is to go to the HVAC ducting aisle in home depot and buy a longer one. They cost like 5$-10$.


SuperNet9
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Thanks, the question is... how do i take off the old one?
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alkizmo

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said by SuperNet9:

Thanks, the question is... how do i take off the old one?

Unscrew the vent grille, then simply pull on the tube.
It shouldn't be glued or nailed down.

If it can't move, then buy a shorter piece of the tube and add it to the side where it's too short, and try to get some aluminum tape where the new tube meets the old tube.

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I'm beginning to think there ought to be some sort of basic intelligence test one must pass before people are allowed to buy homes.


SuperNet9
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said by alkizmo:

said by SuperNet9:

Thanks, the question is... how do i take off the old one?

Unscrew the vent grille, then simply pull on the tube.
It shouldn't be glued or nailed down.

If it can't move, then buy a shorter piece of the tube and add it to the side where it's too short, and try to get some aluminum tape where the new tube meets the old tube.

Thanks, how should I hold up the other tube so it doesn't fall into the wall?
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robbin
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The tube should go through the wall. Can you post a pic from the inside and a larger pic from outside (so we can see not only vent, but wall around it.


SuperNet9
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said by robbin:

The tube should go through the wall. Can you post a pic from the inside and a larger pic from outside (so we can see not only vent, but wall around it.

Can't show inside wall since I can't get access to it from inside the wall.. i would have to cut the dry wall
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Thanks, how should I hold up the other tube so it doesn't fall into the wall?

Two people one inside and one outside. You will have to open the inside wall or ceiling to make the connection and seal it up with Vent tape. The fact that you did not post an inside picture suggests you do not have access to the inside yet.


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Cut the drywall? Where does the dryer vent tube run now after it leaves the dryer? And if you can't access the tube now, how do you know it is too short?

robbin
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You need to give us a better description of where the tube goes. Normally they go through the wall. It sounds like yours stays in the wall for a distance. If so and you need to replace the tube so it is longer then you are going to have to cut the drywall so you have access.

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said by alkizmo:

said by SuperNet9:

Thanks, the question is... how do i take off the old one?

Unscrew the vent grille, then simply pull on the tube.
It shouldn't be glued or nailed down.

If it can't move, then buy a shorter piece of the tube and add it to the side where it's too short, and try to get some aluminum tape where the new tube meets the old tube.

And make sure you wear gloves.


SuperNet9
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What I wanted to do is, The tube with the vent hooked up is make that longer and then slide the dryer vent into that tube...

The dryer vent tube, i can't get access since it is inside the wall, unless I take out the Furance/AC but that isn't going to happen.
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alkizmo

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Ok then I don't understand WHERE it is too short.
Is it too short on the dryer side, meaning you can't hook up the dryer's flexible tube to it? If that's the case, insert your extension from the opening behind the dryer.

robbin
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Can you make a drawing like a floor plan of the area showing us walls, furnace, the exhaust tube and the vent and dryer locations?
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SuperNet9
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Re: How do I extend the dryer vent outside?

The dryer hookup to the wall is fine..

There is a dryer tube coming from the dryer hose, inside the wall, out to the vent outside the house(the pic i took)..

It is too short from the picture i posted on the org post i did, from the tube inside the wall...

it is barley touching each other.
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robbin
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What is barely touching what? How long is the tube from the vent cover to the end where the dryer flex hose hooks up to it?


alkizmo

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Ok I get it.

His pipe going from the outside to the dryer isn't continuous.
It's actually two pipes, but they don't meet in the middle.

The easiest solution would be to remove the pipe of either the dryer side, or vent side, and insert a longer one that would reach the other pipe.

I don't know if in his case it's a straight line from the vent to the dryer. If that's the case, it should be pretty easy.


SuperNet9
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The Dryer tube is too short to connect to the outside vent.. it is about 5in" to short..

The "inside" is inside the wall i would have to cut the drywall to get to the dryer tube witch is near impossible since i would need to take out the ac/furnace or the shower on the other side
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You're going to HAVE to cut some drywall / repair, since that's about the only way to get the ends of pipes to match up. Then repair the drywall.

The best way would be to move the washer / dryer out of the way and do your drywall cutting behind them, do what ever it takes to connect the pipes together so you have a continous pipe to the vent outside.