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New dryer need to vent it through the wall can it be vented paralellto the floor or take it upthe height of the dryer then out

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All the dryer does is move air,you can run it up to the roof or down to the cellar and vent it however you want.if it was a washer then the drain hose should be up higher than the water in the washer so i can't siphon back in but you can run the vent line however you need to.

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