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  • Saltyag2010

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    Whoever built my house put the laundry room in the middle like an idiot.
    Now my duct work to vent the dryer is clogged.
    I stuck a fish tape through it and it repeatedly got stuck at 10 feet in. 30ft short of the exit vent outside.
    The vent line to the outside is the same aluminum foil flex duct that hooks up the dryer to the wall.
    I tried sealing the server side up to a vacuum and sucking the clog out.
    This sucks.
    Any ideas?
     

    robertc1024

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    I've got a long duct on mine too. I went inside the house and put a leaf blower in it, surrounded by a towel to close the gap between the nozzle of the leaf blower and the inside of the duct. The cloud of lint it blew out was impressive.
     

    Saltyag2010

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    I estimate the entire duct run is 35ft and there are 3 90s and it finishes with cheap flexible duct to the outside making at least 1-2 more 90s.
    If you build homes never do this to anyone else.
     

    robertc1024

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    Dang man - that is a crappy design. I thought mine was bad. Good luck with it.

    Why did "nozzle" get filtered? The bad-word filter is more perverted than I am.
     

    Leper

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    I have stood on the roof with a leaf vacuum over the exposed vent. Had that little engine screaming and then out came about 3 pounds of lint. Redneck, but it worked nicely.
     

    Brains

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    Do you have a booster fan inline? Many runs that long will need one in order for the dryer to work well.

    I've cleaned mine out in my old house with a shop vac and a couple long hoses taped together, which worked 'good enough.' To really do it right you need one of those really long snake brushes to unstick the mess from the inside of the pipe.
     

    tango5seven

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    I get birds nesting in mine from the roof jack to about 3' in. Blow or suck won't do it. Have to go in the attic, pull the pipe apart and muck it out by hand.


    I should probably go do that in this nice weather.


    Sent from Cheyenne Mountain to confuse the NSA
     

    Glockster69

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    Whoever built my house put the laundry room in the middle like an idiot.

    I estimate the entire duct run is 35ft and there are 3 90s and it finishes with cheap flexible duct to the outside making at least 1-2 more 90s.
    If you build homes never do this to anyone else.
    Pitiful design! Can you abandon and go up or down instead for exhaust?
     

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