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Have you cleaned your dryer vents lately?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Buckocaster51, Nov 20, 2020 at 5:11 PM.

  1. Buckocaster51

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    Like smoke detector batteries it needs to be done..

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    This is about half of what I eventually got out
     
  2. John Owen

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    Thanks for the reminder. I was wondering what I should do this weekend :(
     
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    Changed 4 inch flex and put new vent on yesterday
    And 4 new smoke detectors. Fixing house to sell and get out of here.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Finally did a major clean out and new hose and exit fitting early this year. Strangely, I never seem to get much out of it at all. (Gas dryer) I wonder if that's why?
     
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    Good call, thanks for the reminder.
     
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    How come there were so many pebbles in it? Wierd... :)
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    That looks like a gas dryer. Mine’s electric. At my house, the lint trap is cleaned after every load. The duct leading to the vent is vacuumed every spring and fall. The hose is checked at the same time. I disconnect the hose from the vent in November and block the vent. This vents the dryer into the basement recovering heat and moisture that would otherwise be lost outside. Cleaning and vacuuming the system followed by reconnecting the hose and vent comes in May. I’ve never found anything bad when I do this. Our last dryer lasted 25 years.
     
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    makes me glad i dont have a drier...did have a tit on with a button in washing machine pipe...just right dia to go in pipe..big enough to come to a dead stop when it reached end of said waste water pipe...and it was a clear plastic button...grrrr...had to chop waste pipe...temp block waste water oipe hole under sink...champagne cork an elec tape did the trick there...
    so now i have to remember to physically stick waste pipe in sink before i do my washing...only went and forgot...nipped to shop for pouch of baccy...came back ...water everwhere...any deeper it would have had carp or pike in it...bear in mind...first floor flat....wooden floor boards....above downstairs couples bedroom...
    A crisis...luckily they didnt get a drop...much longer they would have needed snorkel and flippers
    I think im getting dementia!...oh no...im turning into Abe Simpson
     
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    Moved to a place a this year. Had Washer/dryer there. Lint screen didn't fit flush. I took the housing a apart. Removed like 3 hand-fulls of stuff.
     
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    Replaced one in August. I had cleaned with Shop Vac on the old one once a year but
    it was getting too funky and decrepit.

    Edited to mention > I found a dozen or so single socks and other items behind the dryer
    when replacing the vent line.
     
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    I clean mine every time I'm low on picks :p
     
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    Screen cleared every load in our house - it is amazing how much debris there is, which if unchecked has to be huge fire risk.
     
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    Whatza dryer vent you speak of? IMG_4780.JPG
     
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    I do it after every major fire. Free house!
     
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    ahh now nothing should get in the way of the thinline sparkleburst special!
     
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    Man....you put a lot of thought into your dryer regimen.

    I just clean my lint trap before every load.
     
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    I have to re-varnish the woodwork, once every five years or so.
     
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    I added a booster fan to ours, it comes on when the dryer runs... it reduced the amount when I 'cleaned out' by quite a bit (not gonna guess percent) but, the last 3 times I've cleaned out i had the 'oh, I could have waited' moment.

    It took me about a day to install, but it works great.
     
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    Our neighbors across the street found out the hard way about dryer vents a few months ago, and we had to wait for the fire trucks to leave to get to our driveway.
     
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    Mine is PVC through the slab. A run that is probably about 20 feet. A few years ago, I got one of those kits with the flexible drill extensions, brush attachment, and a leaf blower vent adapter. It worked extremely well. Made a big huge mess in my yard. We're talking a pile of lent several inches high.
     
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