Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 10/2/2013

Roof exit venting for Dryer? Are there different types of vents for roof outlet for hot air?

Hello! We just got our roof replaced from wind damage, via contractor connection via my insurance. Since then, it doesn't seem like the dryer is 'drying' as well as it did before the vents were replaced with the roof.

We remove the rear vent from the wall, and the dryer seems to do just fine on drying clothes - but it puts moisture and lint back into the air - not a desirable long term suggestion. I have taken a lint tool and cleaned the full length of the pipe - it took two kits, but I know the pipe itself isn't blocked.

Did the roofers who replaced my room, unintentionally put a 'low flow' vent on the hot air exit pipe (?) on my roof, that impedes the flow of hot air?

We are getting lint on the other side of the trap, and we know the dryer is working, my only conclusion is the pipe exiting the roof it blocking the airflow.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


Voted Best Answer
1
Vote

Yes there are roof vents with less resistance to air flow. It's unlikely that you old one was this type.


It's more likely the roofer used a type that is wrong for a dryer, has a stuck "back flow damper",or has a "bird screen' . In the case os the "bird screen" type would take a while to clog. Are you sure the roofer cut a hole through the roof, check in the attic.


Most all dryers can only handle 25 feet of vent pipe, and each elbow counts for five feet.So do the math and see where you are. There are also low resistance elbows on the site below.



http://store.dryerbox.com/DryerJack--Low-Profile--Scoop-Design_p_109.html


This site has every thing you need to improve your venting system, better air flow results in shorter drying times and energy savings!Check it all out.

Source: www.bayareacool.com

Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy