Can I Re-Route Dryer Ventillation?

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Topic by wilschroter posted 04-05-2019 12:04 PM 83 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2019 12:04 PM

My house has a bizarre design – the dryer ventiallation to the outside points directly over my covered porch, providing a wonderful shower of dryer lint across our dining table, chairs, and everything else. And by wonderful, I mean awful!

I’d like to re-route the vent however I have a few concerns.

1. I’m assuming vents can only go “up” in the output path (heat rises). Is there any condition where I could bend the vent to point down for any stretch?

2. Is there a maximum distance a vent can run before it hits the exhaust?

3. Are there any solutions that would help force the air further or through a different route that a default dryer’s output won’t be strong enough for.

Any help on any of these would be great. I probably need to get the duct to run another 10 feet, and ideally, downward.

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