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I have an old dryer that has a 4' exhaust pipe, the hose that i need to connect to it is also 4' and won`t go over the pipe. How can i fix this?

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Usually, the exhaust duct is crimped, which makes it slightly smaller in diameter. If not, you can get a crimper at Home Depot. Crimp it all the way around, slide on your extension, and fasten securely. You should contact your local fire house to see about dryer exhaust material regulations. They could save a life by preventing mistakes or assumptions.

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