Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Replace Dryer Vent - Part 1 of 4 - Troubleshooting the Dryer Vent

Fig.1 The laundry room hoses
By Gary Boutin

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Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to hook up his dryer vent. In troubleshooting the job, the dryer vent was missing. The former owners had taken the vent with them.

This post shows the three steps to troubleshoot this job.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the black hose comes from the washing machine drain line, the thin hose is a water hose to feed the washing machine, the gas line was installed and not leaking. The dryer metal vent foil needs to be installed on the exterior vent because it wasn't attached to vent.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the existing opening in the wall. The opening is for the vent and the opening was obstructed.
Fig.2 The opening

Step 3: Fig.3 shows the metal vent that will be used to hook up the dryer metal foil and the metal exterior vent. The next post shows how the vent was connected to the exterior stucco wall.
Fig.3 Metal Vent
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