Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Replace Dryer Vent - Part 3 of 4 - Dryer Vent Installation

Fig.1 Placing the wall vent
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Bit Holder with Phillips bit
Ryobi 12 Volt Cordless screwdriver
Razor knife
Sheetrock metal screws (drywall screws)

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 seven steps to install the vent in a stucco wall.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows sheetrock metal screws are driven into the stucco.
Step 2: After placing the vent against the wall a gap was showing. Fig.2 shows the gap between the wall and the vent.
Fig.2 New vent
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the solution was to cut off the heads of each blue anchor to remove the gap. The anchor head was not needed to anchor against the stucco wall.
Fig.3 cut off the anchor for vent smooth fitting
Step 4: Fig.4 shows that the vent was replaced on the stucco wall.
Fig.4 Driving in screws into stucco
Step 5: Fig.5 shows that a thick silicone bead that is being pushed into the gap.
Fig.5 Start finger bead
Step 6: Fig.6 shows that the silicone bead was pushed all around the metal vent. Next post shows the installation of the metal foil to the dryer vent.
Fig.6 End finger bead
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