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Air vent i need to fix a air vent to the outside for my tumble dryer going through a double cavity wall.once hole is made do i need a vent kit or can i just place my hose through the hole to the outside vent,or by doing this will it make my cavity wall insulation damp

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Many home improvement stores such as Home Depot , Lowes etc carry Vent kits. I would encourage you to pick up one of these and install it through your outside wall. Normally, the outside portion of the vent has a flapper to keep outside air and critters from coming into your house when that vent is not in use and also has a short section of ( typically) 4 inch vent line that projects through the wall cavity and into the living space. Most flex lines should be atteched to that. If you are usintg a gas dryer, it is strongly encouraged and may be code requirements in some areas to use only solid ducting to the outside. Electric Dryers do not have the same exhaust gases and can be ducted with a plastic flex line. Hope that helps...

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