Supplies and Tools:
Aluminum adjustable 90-degree elbow 4-in. (4)
Aluminum rigid pipe, 26-gauge (4)
Aluminum duct coupling 4 in. (4)
Cordless screwdriver with Phillips bit
Steel hex Zip Self-Piercing sheet metal screws
Straight aviation snips
Mr. Phon hired my repair service to install a new metal dryer vent system to replace the collapsible pipe he had installed over the side wall of his garage. He owned a beautiful home overlooking Azusa Hills, California. This repair job was done with the help of Carl my partner in our Repairman business. Carl and the Handyman used heavy work gloves to protect their hands.
This post shows the eleven steps to replace a foil type dryer vent system with an aluminum dryer vent system.
Step 1: Fig.1 through fig.3 shows the flexible foil pipe alongside the length of the garage wall. The metal coils could be seen to come through the metallic foil, thus the system was compromised. This would cause an accumulation of clothe lint in the foil linings and in the past the entire system needed to be removed and replaced. Mr. Phon wanted a metal pipe system that could be cleaned up using a shop vacuum to remove the lint from the metal dryer vent system.
|Fig.3 Right side |
by cabinets and
|Fig.4 Attaching elbows|
|Fig.5 Two elbows|
Step 4: In fig.6, shows the two elbows into the floor position and facing the right side of he garage. Now the left side is done.
|Fig.6 Elbows and |
|Fig.7 Straight pipe|
|Fig.8 Rolling |
|Fig.9 Attaching coupler|
Step 8: Fig.10 shows Carl placing the rigid pipes into the elbows on the left side.
fig.12 shows the pipes alongside the wall to the right side.
|Fig.11 Straight pipe|
|Fig.12 Back |
Step 10: The last step is to seal the pipes. Fig.13 shows foil tape is being wrapped around the rigid pipe and the union.
|Fig.13 Foil tape|
|Fig.14 Outside exhaust|
|Fig.15 Job Finished|
Part 1 of 10 - Garage Rat Invasion Repair
Part 2 of 10 - Paint Garage Walls to Eliminate Pets
Part 3 of 10 - Rat Ate Electrical Wire Repair
Part 4 of 10 - Dryer External Vent Capped Off
Part 5 of 10 - Dryer Metal Air Duct Replacement
Part 6 of 10 - Garage Floor Grinding
Part 7 of 10 - Vinegar Kills Urine Odor
Part 8 of 10 - Use of Degreaser
Part 9 of 10 - Applying Acid Etch
- Part 10 of 10 - Epoxy Paint Application
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