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Vent hose is too short

I have recently purchased a new home. While setting up my whirlpool dryer, I discovered that it is farther than 8ft from the outside vent. the "standard" vent hose is only 8ft and will not reach. Is it okay to connect (2) vent hoses together? Are there any other options available? Please Advise as soon as possible. scott.runge@nationalcity.com
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Yes, you can connect two vent hoses together, but only use as much hose as you need.
Cut the second hose to what ever length you need to get to the vent so that there is not too much unused hose in the vent system.
Every now and then remove the two hoses and check for lint build-up.
In a longer hose it will build more rapidly than in a short hose system
Good luck,
I hope this helps

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Yes you can connect 2 together, obtain 1 longer hose or use a fixed rigid pipe suitable for hot water etc - similar to drain pipe. All these shouled be readily available from your local plumbing supplies store.

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