In the case that you have recently invested in a new vented dryer, you will definitely be required to connect dryer venting or install an original venting system. The process of venting your dryer can be as easy as connecting compatible venting to existing ductwork in your laundry room, or it can involve the more complicated process of installing new ductwork that runs through an exterior wall of your home. Either way, the process can be as simple as connecting compatible venting to existing ductwork.
The airflow is disrupted and slowed due to the ribbed and corrugated surface that is found inside the pipes. These surfaces function like hundreds of tiny speed bumps. Because of this, drying clothes takes a longer amount of time, which wastes both energy and money. Because installing an entirely new ducting system for your dryer is a more involved operation, it could be beneficial to seek the direction of a trained specialist.
If you want to learn more about attaching a Hon&Guan dryer vent, just follow the seven easy steps that are listed below.
The importance of dryer vent hose
Hon&Guan Dryer vent tubing is the conduit through which damp air is expelled from clothes dryers and directed outside as they work to dry newly washed items of clothing. Hon&Guan Dryer vent tubing, which is also known as dryer ducts, can be purchased in a number of materials, some of which are flexible while others are rigid. The majority of Hon&Guan dryer vent tubing is round and has a diameter of 4 inches. In addition, a vent is not essential to the proper operation of every dryer.
Dryers that are vented are required to have a vent hose attached to them at all times since the hose assists in removing heat, lint, and moisture from the building and expelling it outside the structure. On the other hand, ventless devices such as condenser and heat pump dryers do not need a vent in order to function.
- Tape measure
- Gloves for protective job use
7 Steps Guide to Install A Dryer Vent Hose
Cleanse the venting system:
There will always be some lint that becomes stuck in the vents of a clothes dryer, so the best way to make your dryer run more efficiently is to remove any buildup that may have occurred in the past.
These steps need to be followed in order to clean the venting:
- Detach any ducting that may already be connected between the dryer exhaust output and the wall.
- Use your hands to remove as much lint as possible, cleaning the connected ducting as well as the opening to the dryer exhaust outlet and the vent hood duct that is located on the wall.
- Help absorb any lingering lint with the help of the hose attached to your vacuum.
To clean out the dryer venting, remove the vent cover from the exhaust hood on the exterior of your property, and then use a vacuum hose to clear out the venting.
Determine the distance between two outlets:
Take a measurement using a measuring tape to determine the distance between the exhaust of the dryer and the vent outlet grill located on the outer wall. Instead of cutting the measuring tape up or over in a diagonal direction, make sure you measure the exact path that the venting will travel so that you can account for any twists and turns that may be present.
When the venting path is short, straight, and direct, ventilation works at its most efficient. Confirm the needed vent length and the number of elbows by checking the dryer product specifications or reading the accompanying documentation.
For instance, MaytagR dryers have a standard requirement that ducts have a maximum straight length of 64 feet and can include up to two elbows. If you observe that the current vent path looks overly difficult or indirect, you should think about getting the assistance of a specialist to help enhance the path in order to achieve the highest possible level of drying performance.
Choose your venting:
When venting a dryer in a safe manner, you have the option of using either rigid or flexible metal venting. Vents made of plastic or metal foil are not among the alternatives that we recommend. Flexible and rigid metal venting are both available in 4" diameter tubing and are capable of properly venting dryer exhaust; nevertheless, each type of venting possesses its own distinct advantages and disadvantages that must to be taken into consideration.
The best course of action is to ensure that you adhere to all of the suggestions and prerequisites outlined in the installation instructions or owner's manual that was packaged together with your dryer.
When you're trying to figure out how to hook up a dryer in a confined area, flexible metal ducting's ability to be bent and used in a variety of configurations can be really helpful. However, because it is more prone to kinking and sagging, you will need to put in more work to ensure that it is completely supported. In general, it is less expensive than stiff metal venting.
Rigid ducting is distinguished by its composition of a solid material encased in insulation and its availability in a wide variety of predetermined shapes and dimensions. In comparison to flexible ducting, it tends to keep a cleaner interior, collects less lint, and better holds its shape, making it an excellent choice for more convoluted venting courses that require directional adjustments. Rigid ducting typically carries a price tag that is a little bit higher than flexible ducting, and it can be more challenging to deal with in confined locations.
If you are laying original ductwork, you should get in touch with a professional to obtain additional information about selecting a position for the vent hood opening and selecting the ducting that will help you get there in the most effective way.
Cut out excess venting:
Once it is completely attached behind the dryer, your vent line should be quite short, well-supported, and have very little slack in it. Using the measurements, you acquired in step 2, estimate how much of the ducting needs to be trimmed so that it fits securely. This is especially important if the ducting is long or winds back and forth.
Tape or a marker should be used to indicate the distance between the dryer exhaust outlet and the wall on the vent duct for your dryer. Be sure to add around half an inch to the measurement in order to prevent making a cut that is too short and to guarantee that there is some overlap. The next step is to use the tin snips to cut your way around the mark while protecting your hands with the work gloves.
Attach the vent dryer:
Determine if you will secure the dryer venting to the dryer exhaust outlet and wall vent by using vent clamps or foil tape. Do not settle for alternatives such as duct tape because there is only one sort of tape that is designed to resist the heat that the dryer venting delivers during a cycle, and that is foil tape. When you are securing the hose, you should avoid using screws or anything else that would protrude into the venting. Lint gets caught on screws very quickly and can build up over time.
Place the vent clamp so that it is just loosely attached to the edge of the vent hose. Then, slide the edge of the vent hose over the wall outlet. This will allow you to attach the venting using a clamp. To make certain that the vent clamp is securely fastened, use a screwdriver to further tighten it, and then give it a light tug.
After attaching a second vent clamp to the opposite end of the vent hose and connecting the vent to your dryer exhaust, you should next use a screwdriver to tighten the vent clamp. Follow the steps mentioned above in order to secure the vent hose using foil tape instead of the vent clamps. This is the case if you chose to fasten the vent hose using foil tape.
Reposition the dryer:
Proceed with caution as you slide your dryer back into the correct spot, guiding it so as to prevent kinks from occurring in the vents. Make the necessary adjustments to the dryer so that the venting is as solid and straight as is possible.
Complete the process by connecting:
After that, bring the two ends of the flex vent together by pulling down on the higher vent and pulling up on the lower vent until they meet halfway between the dryer and the ceiling. It is not necessary to use a band clamp since the ends of the vents have quick-lock fittings that are specially engineered to snap together.
It is time to put the redesigned ventilation system through its paces once you have finished making all of the required connections. Start your dryer and check to see whether air is passing through the vent hood that is located on the exterior of your home while the dryer is running.