View single post by Samir Rustagi
 Posted: Mon Oct 9th, 2006 05:05 pm
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Samir Rustagi

Joined: Mon Oct 2nd, 2006
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The current vent material is the aluminium semi rigid pipe that can be purchased at Home Depot.  It is fully clogged and is a real mess.  Big globs of duct tape hold it together.  The material I was thinking of replacing it with is the white PVC 4" rigid pipe.  It comes in 8 to 10 foot lengths and must be glued together using the PVC cement.  I figured I could significantly reduce the line friction.  I am not sure if PVC pipe will meet code or not.

The last option I am considering is purchasing an industrial grade flex tubing designed to handle higher temperatures.  This stuff looks like shopvac type hose but is very expensive.  Around a 100 bucks for 25'.  The good thing about this item is that it is continuous.

I also opened up the blower fan to check for lint.  I did start up the dryer, and I was surprised to see the squirrel cage blower fan spinning with a wobble.  Is this normal or should I replace the fan?