How to Replace a Dryer Vent Hose

Sometimes a dryer vent can be a nightmare because they can get dirty easily because of the amount of lint that builds and blocks the system is gets but they can be a big risk when it comes to a fire starting in our home.  This is because the vents have not been cleaned properly and that a lot of lint has built up stopping your unit from working as it should be.

You could get a professional in to help you fix your problems or if you would like to save yourself some money then you could fix your vent yourself.  Here is how you could.

Replace Dryer Vent Hose How to Replace a Dryer Vent Hose

What you need;

  • Dryer vents hose
  • Metal shears
  • Exterior dryer vent
  • Caulk
  • Metal clamps
  • Drilling machine
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Metal duct collar
  • Duct tape
  • Metal screws

Checking over your dryer ventilation system

You should start off by looking over and inspecting your dryer completely so that you know what the problems are and what has to be fixed or replaced.

Buying your new materials

You are going to have to go out and buy what you are going to need so it could mean that there are only one or two parts that you need or it could be that you get an all piece kit.

The materials

YOU NEED to know the different materials that you have with your vent including your duct collar, hose – which will be aluminum and a rigid metal also.  These are needed for keeping your vent working.

Finding your metal clamps

You will either have tape or clamps which are keeping the hose attached to your dryer so you to locate your clamps to find your collar also.

Cleaning the dryer vent

You need to start cleaning out the built up vent which could be inside your vent so you will need a smaller vacuum cleaner to do this.

Marking out the areas in which you want to drill in the future

Now you need to know where you wish to drill for your holes to attach your vent so mark out the places you wish to place them.

Cutting your collar

You should have a new collar but try to remember to get the same color but if your new one is not the right size then you are going to have to cut that down to size meaning you will need your metal shears to do so.

Your collar and vent

You will have to take your collar and put it back into your vent and put that back to your vent.

You need to put your vent back onto your wall

You will need to take a drill to make a few holes so that you can fix your vent to your wall again.

Applying your caulk

If you still think there are some leaks to the hose so you are going to have to get some caulk and add that to your vent so that it stops any leakages in the hose.

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You need to replace your hose

You will need to replace your old hose with a new hose; when you do this then you should be sure that you don’t really bend the hose a lot and keep it as straight as possible so that there aren’t any possible damages to the new hose.

You need to secure your hose

You will need to get your metal clamps or even some duct tape which will go at the end of your hose it is that simple.  Now you have fixed your hose and what is even better is that you don’t have to go out and buy a new one or spend hundreds on getting a repair man in to do the work.


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