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I've bought a new house and the dryer venting is already installed. However, upon inspection I've found there are 6 elbows between dryer hook up and vent outside and it starts at 4" and goes down to 3". This doesn't seem quite right. My questions; Is it safe to reduce to 3" on the venting? How many elbows (90 degree) can the vent pipe have in order to be safe and what is the maximum length of venting pipe that can be used between the dryer and the vent outside? Is there I place on the net where I can print specks for proper installation of this machine? Thank you so much!

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    how long can a dryer vent be with two elbows

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    Hi Hendricks Racing fan,



    Your Contractor is way off base with Dryer venting. 6 elbows is crazy bad. Dropping to 3 inch might work for Air condtioning but is not good for Dryers. Look at the URL I provided above.

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