Do you ever wonder what happens between your dryer and the vent outside?
We are in the utility installing phase of the Momplex. We are starting with who has the biggest pipes and working our way down to the smallest. First up, we installed 6" diameter piping for the ventilation system. To get the ceiling insulated to hold heat, we've already installed bathroom and kitchen vents as well.
Next up is the dryer vent.
And of course, since this is the Momplex, we gotta do everything twice. Otherwise one Mom will say, Oh no, I don't need a dryer, save it for the other Mom. And the other will say the same thing and we'll end up with two clotheslines out the front of the Momplex.
Dryer vent pipe is 4" in diamenter, which is still too wide to go through a 2x4 interior wall. It has to be squished a little to get through the studs.
We use a smaller hole saw bit to drill two holes instead of just one.
The Ram's wood eating machine to the rescue.
And the second hole is drilled right next to the first.
So we've already got a problem. Where we've stubbed out the dryer vent to the outside wall, the pipe has the crimped end out.
So we have to cut the crimped end off.
Much better, no lint magnet here!
From the exterior vent, we will run ducting to the piped stubbed down from upstairs. The first pipe is connected to the exterior vent.
We'll need to support the pipe on this long of a run.
To support the pipe, boards are screwed to the joist under the pipe.
And then we can just connect the stubbed down pipe to the ducting run to the exterior vent.
And then tape everything up.
Uh, did I say tape?
Ever possible spot where air could leak gets taped up.
Dryer vents, check.
So what's left?
Next we will finish up any drains. Then we'll run central vac if we decide to go that route. And then it's water supply lines. And I do believe that's it for pipes, with the exception of the heat system. After that we'll be running wire.
So how does your dryer vent? Do you have problems with it? Or have you never had to even think about it because it never causes any problems?