How to Upgrade a Dryer Vent

When you want to dry your clothes using a drying machine then you could get a dryer vent; there is a selection of what you could be using as a part of the duct works.  There is a possibility that you could use some foil, a metal pipe vent or even plastic; any of these are good to use however but not all can hold up during the various times of the year.

Sometimes it can be that your airflow is interrupted by some clogs in the vent or duct work which affects the way the system will work; that is why your bills could be higher meaning you are paying out more.  It could be that you should think about upgrading your dryer vent if you have plastic to a metal rigid pipe so that the vent works smoother when it comes to drying your clothes.

What you are going to need;

  • A vacuum
  • A aluminum flex vent

Upgrade Dryer Vent How to Upgrade a Dryer Vent

  • An Adjustable periscope box vent
  • A screwdriver
  • A dryer vent brush
  • Some band clamps
  • Two elbows

So your first step should be to make sure that your dryer has been switched off meaning that you are going to have to stop all electricity going into the vent so taking out the breaker in your circuit board could be the best option for you.

Now you can take your dryer and pull it from your wall, this will be so that you can take your vent out from the exhaust piece, this can be done easily by taking out the clamp that keeps the two in place.

To remove your clamp then you are going to need your screwdriver for this part but it is very easy to do however.

Now you can clean out the vent properly so that there are no dirt left in the vent; next you can put your vent away from your duct work that leads outside and again clean away lint or dirt that have built up.

Now are going to have to take your band clamp which should be metal and attach to your periscope box.  You should now put your box vent to your exhaust piece and put your band clamp in place with the help of your screwdriver.

You need to make sure that this part has been done correctly ad that your clamp is in place using the screwdriver but it is tight and won’t come out easily because you need this very secure.

You should take one end of your periscope – the higher part and lift that over your dryer and then you can put in your plug in but don’t put that on because you are still working here.  Now you can put your dryer back near the wall again.

You will have a lower flex which should be put into your periscope box and you are going to need a clamp to make sure that the elbow is kept in place and it should be at an angle of around ninety degrees.

You can now join your duct work to your periscope – this will be the upper part of your box however.

You are going to need another band clamp so that you can put this at your duct as well as the elbow.  You need to make sure that this has been securely in place so make sure that the band clamp has been tight enough to keep everything in place.

You are going to have to join your periscope at the middle of the lower and upper parts of this which will fit together quickly.  They will have a snap lock which keeps them in place and secure.

All you really need to do now is to clean up any mess there is and then see how your dryer works.  You need to make sure that it is working properly so put your breaker back and then try testing the unit out to see how well the unit is working.


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