Question about Dryers
I have approximately 20' of 4" metal exhaust pipe on a Kenmore 110.94832201 gas dryer. I would like to insert a duct booster fan to increase air flow and reduce drying time. Is this suggested and if so can you recommend a point in the dryer circuitry I can use to activate a control relay.
Your dryer can run with up to a 25 foot venting system. what you need to figure is that every 90- degree elbow adds 2 foot to your vent length. but i would not add any type of vent booster as it will, over time, need to be cleaned out.
just do the best you can to keep the vent straight and dont use any soft flexible tubing. they have what is called semi-rigid flexible vent and would be the best if you have to make any bends.
the most important part of your vent is behind the dryer. what i do is pull the washer out and get behind it, then reach back and connect the dryer, that way your vent is as short as possible. if you can use metal elbows and remember to keep it straight and smooth.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Hi , i've been a plumber for 15 years from experiance i can tell you please do not do that . it will work fine for a month then when bild up starts to flow thru the pipe the sparks from the motor will light that build up and start fire , i strongly suggest not to install one hope this could help. if you would like to reduce drying time just upgrade the size of the pipe to 6 ''.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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