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Question DetailsAsked on 6/19/2013

how much should it cost to install clothes dryer vent to outside of house

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Depends a lot on how far the dryer is from the wall, what material the wall is made of, and which way your floor joists run.

If just a simple along-the-wall duct in a laundry room or basement, up the wall (on the inside) and out through the wall, about $150-200 though in extreme cases you might get it as cheap as about $100 - but unlikely.

For the main or higher floor in a typical wood frame house with the dryer within about 10 feet or so from where the outside vent will be, if the duct can run from the back of the dryer straight down into the floor, then after a 90 degree turn run between the floor joists to the outside wall without hitting any other ductwork or plumbing that it can't get around, may be as little as $150-300 depending on whether the floor joists are exposed or not.

If has to go through a concrete or brick wall $50-150 more.

If has to go up or down through a wall before it can get a clear shot to the outside of the house, then can run up to $500-1000, depending on how many wall openings have to be made and then repaired.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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