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We want to move a Frigidaire combination washer dryer to a

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We want to move a Frigidaire combination washer dryer to a location 46 horizontally and 8 feet vertically (with at least two 90 degree bends) from an exterior wall in a commercial building. The building inspector advised us to find out from the manufacturer what is required for the dryer vent. What is required??
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months ago.

The maximum length of vent this dryer can handle is 25 feet. Every 90 degree bend counts as 5 feet. So with 2 vends and 54 feet of hose, you're much too long. You would need to install an in-line blower motor half way down the vent to help with the vent or the lint will never make it out of your vent pipe.

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Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The venting requirements are shown on the attached page. With two elbows, you can use another 34' of rigid pipe, so you could get close. Is there another closer option that you could get to that would reduce that length, even a little?

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months ago.

At 54 feet with 2 elbows, you're well above any possibility of being able to run the dryer without using an inline blower option. Most outlets are hood type vents and over time lint clogs up the end of these vents. Lovered covers tend to get birds that build nests inside so while it can allow for more airflow, you deal with bigger problems. In the end there is no way to get it down to a requirement that doesn't require an inline blower. You would need an inline blower, there is no way around that. These turn on whenever they sense air coming from your dryer to help assist blowing out the lint and air. The downside is that you need power supplied to them so if you don't have power run half way down your vent line you'd have to run power to install an inline blower.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 8 months ago.

Hello I am Joel yet another tech,

I am weighing in on this because the answer here is very obvious just install a indoor dryer vent kit and that way you don't have worry with any of it especially trying to get a inline blower installed and it solves your problem for 13.00 plus shipping.

Deflecto Supurr-Flex® Lint Trap Kit (LTF) - click here

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months ago.

You would need to check with the coding of your city to see if an indoor vent kit is even allowed. Many cities do not allow them. They are typically designed for old buildings where are historic buildings and vents are not allowed to be put inside. They have many disadvantages such as ALL the heat and moisture that are in the dryer will vent into your laundry room. It's really not something you want to do unless you have to.

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