Best clothes dryer replacement vents according to redditors

We found 71 Reddit comments discussing the best clothes dryer replacement vents. We ranked the 27 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Clothes Dryer Replacement Vents:

u/timesuck · 20 pointsr/pittsburgh

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Housing program is who you should contact first. If you’re within the city of Pittsburgh, you may have to go through permits and licensing, but the health department should be able to guide you. They can also tell you if the vent violates existing building code. It might be possible that it only violates the manufacture’s warranty.

Also, are the hook-ups mentioned in your lease? If not, prepare yourself for the possibility that your landlord will repair the code violation by removing the hook-ups if you report him.

Just FYI, you can vent a dryer indoors with a special attachment.

u/SpareiChan · 10 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Ah the good-ole-duct trick.

> I'm so tempted to try and break 4.6GHz, but my apartment simply gets hot too fast if I go crazy with overclocking.

I know people who do this with their main outs, forces the hot air outside, mounting can be tricky but can work well.

u/og_skywalker · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Honestly, you can do much better for your money... There are kits in the Starter Shopping Lists to the right on the sidebar.

I was wondering the other day what exactly I would need for a turn-key grow setup, and put the following together. Mind you, this is not TOP of the line shit, but it will absolutely get you into the hobby!

600W Tube / Timer / MH & HPS Bulbs / Hangars / Ballast - $157.50

6 Inch Carbon Filter / 440CFM Fan - $149.75

25 Ft. 6 Inch Ducting - $19.10

48 x 48 x 78 Tent - $139.99

FFOF - $18.99

General Hydroponics Go Box Starter Kit - $35.95


Smart Pot Container - Pack of Five - $20.65

Micro-Tip Pruning Snip - $10.19

Light Duty Soft Wire Tie - $7.84

PH & Temperature Meter - $79.95

Water Quality TDS Tester - $15.59

LED Handheld Microscope - $16.81

Total just under 700$ and you are getting a LOT more for your money.

Don't blindly take that list, shop around, deal hunt, and do the research! There are many hidden costs associated with growing ><

u/samtravis · 6 pointsr/whatisthisthing

One-way vent. When the fan or blower on the inside is on the little louvres open up and let air out. When the flow stops they flop back down so outside air can't get in. Used for clothes dryers, bathroom fans, etc.

u/weatherjack_ · 6 pointsr/DIY
u/chuckstake · 5 pointsr/DIY

As far as I know, dryers still need to be vented.

I know there is a thing you can buy for indoor use, but it is generally not recommended.

Don't use this if you have a gas dryer.

u/Wyrdia · 4 pointsr/ferrets

I have the same kind, I got it here!

u/whinniethepony · 4 pointsr/Frugal

I've picked up a refrigerator brush at Home Depot and just shove that thing back and forth in the radiator. Have the vacuum going at the same time to suck up the dust like a shop vac or a grizzly would in a wood shop.

u/checkitoutmyfriend · 4 pointsr/BurningMan

One could set another bucket at a higher level than the FIgJam cooler. Then either use a valve to refill or an aquarium float in the FJ to maintain level. But a FJ cooler will run for4-6hrs. So refilling it is not that big of deal really. (Mine is used for grey water evap so I had a second bucket a valve setup.)

100ah deep cycle batts are the way to go. Don't cheap out and not go deep cycle. (FigJam himself uses a Wal-Mart $80 Deepcycle) Solar panels for other than trickle charge to the batt are labor intensive to keep clean and lose efficiency for the same. So they are good to keep the batt topped off, but not to rely in it running you gear. Unless you are really into solar and know what to expect. It's not all plug and play.

To duct into the tent depends on if you want to cut a hole or not. Some use a dryer duct wall vent. Its glued or screwed the the tent wall. Might have to make a ring to sandwich the material. I would use semi rigid duct as it is stiffer and restricts air flow less then the spring type ducts. Wrap with a towel or foil bubble wrap for some insulation. 5" with one end made to a square fits tightly around the PC fan frame. Problem is 5" is an oddball size for dryer vet fittings that are 4 or 6". Go 6" if you need to chose. less air restriction that way.

If you don't want to cut a hole than you need to stick through the door and seal it up the best you can with a towel or similar.

Be sure to have a vent in the ten to allow air to escape... Swamp are air in - air out cooling.

Here is a link for pumps, fans, media, etc.

If anyone has questions, let me know. I've built a number of them in various forms. Storage bin cooler last year. Trash can version this year. But I use them for grey water evap. A lot less messy then a evap pond or air driven evap.

u/jds580s · 3 pointsr/ChineseLaserCutters

You could use that along with some aluminum tape to seal it to the back of the cutter.

I use this blower:
attwood Quiet Blower Water Resistant (White, 4-Inch)

Along with this vent hose:
White Flexible Pvc Vinyl Vent Duct Hose, 4 in. x 20 ft.

These clamps:
Cambridge Tension Clamps, 2 Pk, Zinc Plated Steel

And this quick disconnect:
Dryer Dock Dryer Vent 6" for 4" Tubes, White

If you put the blower near the window it will keep negative pressure upstream which helps put less smoke into the room.

I don’t exhaust out a window, but something like this might do the trick for you:
Window Dryer Vent (Adjusts 24 Inch Through 36 Inch) by Vent Works
Though there may be cheaper or better DIY options for that part.

u/ICA_Agent47 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Don't bother with the smart pot brand pots, just find a good fabric grow bag with handles. I use these. I'd also get a different pH tester, or go the analog route with some of this, it's kind of annoying to do but it works. Blue Lab makes very reliable meters, they are worth the extra money if you decide to buy a meter. A lot of problems are caused by improper pH, you definitely don't want to cheap out on a meter (unless you wanna buy new ones all the time). Analog is just as reliable although you can't be as precise with your measurements as you can with digital. This hasn't been a problem for me.

To address some of your questions: Your plan for ventilation sounds fine, you may want to get a window dryer vent to assure the air doesn't flow back through your window. This also makes it a little more stealth.

Nutrients won't be necessary for about 30 days in FFOF because it's a hot soil. In fact if you feed them anything you'll probably burn them. Some seedlings will burn in FFOF regardless of whether or not you feed them nutes, some people recommend their happy frog soil for starting seedlings, then transplanting into FFOF after the roots have developed. Usually you'll be fine in FFOF so I wouldn't worry as long as you're feeding plain water for the first 25-30 days.

You should also get a hygrometer to monitor temps and humidity, it's very helpful in diagnosing potential problems. Other than that and some liquid nutes you've got what you need on that list.

Also, you should definitely start in a smaller container than 5 gal for your seedlings. Get some of those red solo cups, oversized if you can find them. You can establish the plant in those and transplant them right into the 5 gallon.

u/SisAbq · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Sadly, this is something I know a lot about. Being able to vent outside is optimal, but it all depends on where your dryer is located. I had a dryer located in the middle of the house and the vent ductwork snaked thorough the ceiling to outside --a distance of about 20ft. The result was that even after we cleaned it (we found about 10 years of birds nest in there), the distance was so great, that the humidity would build up in that ductwork and every load to dry took an hour.
So if the dryer is next to an exterior wall, and you're not pounding through adobe, then definitely, do it. That will be the quickest solution. Get at least two bids from a handyman.

If you don't want to do this then you have to use a bucket with about 1" of water in it that comes with a trap-like device for the lint. The main drawback to this is that you must be diligent in cleaning both the dryer lint trap and the indoor lint bucket trap very regularly. If you're not, and say, you let the water dry out then you're literally pumping all that lint into a dry bucket and the stuff will go all over your laundry room and house. I bought a condo, and the seller was such a slob, she literally had a 1" build up on all the walls and shelves in this closet that held the W/D. It was the most disgusting thing -next to the birds' next, that I'd ever cleaned out.
They also have wall mounted units. BetterLintTrap

Ah, it's such a pain. Like I said, if it's an exterior wall, having a hole cut in is the better solution.

u/NotAHost · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Not sure where your exhaust vent is on your dryer, but check something like this out, it may be slightly better than your current situation.

This one is a bit pricier, don't know how well it works, but should work well.
Filtered indoor vent

A lot are cheaper and use water... I'm assuming yours may do this already. Cheap ones tend to spew water out.

Here's a better one with steel filter and water.

u/AparentyImTheAsshole · 2 pointsr/DIY
u/SonicPipewrench · 2 pointsr/jewelrymaking

If you are only using butane torches and a pickle pot, you may be able to get away without one, but it is healthier if you use ventilation. You are going to inevitably burn oils and other contaminants and that should not be going into your lungs.

A 200 CFM, 4" duct fan can be used with a dryer hose and a 'vent periscope' box to make a permanent in-window vent system. Add some duct insulation and it won't bleed heat. The basic setup is about $60.

My periscope box installed:

My vent setup:

I'm using Acetylene, and that gives off soot, so I *need* a vent system. I will probably add a stove hood from the remodelling surplus store just for better smoke collection.

u/80000gvwr · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

You are not allowed to have bird cages on dryer vents. It is a code thing. I highly recommend looking into a louvered cover for your dryer vent like this one. A properly functioning louver/damper/vent cap will keep birds out for the most part. However I will highly recommended you have your dryer vent cleaned annually if not biannually to keep an eye on that issue. You will be running into a gang full of more issues with a bird cover on it over time. PM me if you have any questions, I do this for a living.

u/zeimbo · 2 pointsr/Welding

I do air balance for a living and certify fume hoods, operating rooms, etc so Im very familiar with fans and duct systems. Personally, I would go with something like:

then do a small section of 6" hard duct off the fan inlet and then add this:

onto the end and down near whatever youre welding. I would also add a small tapered metal plenum on the end of the flex duct so that if some spatter hits it, it wont effect it.

u/Sands43 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Because flex isn't going to seal well on the exterior wall. Galvanized sheet metal tube will allow you to seal the hole better.

The other trick is to have the exterior dryer vent pipe behind the washer. This makes installation of the dryer vent pipe not "blind".

Use one of these:


  • Install dryer and connect pipes, tape with UL listed aluminum tape.
  • Pipe is routed from behind dryer to behind the washer.
  • Install washer, since the hoses are flexible and it's easier to slide it back as you don't need to align anything.

    I'd get reports on service calls for dryers. The #1 issue for "won't dry well" is that the pipe was too short. The fix was to restrict the flapper on the outside by of the house by ~50% with a screw.
u/Shurafa · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Well this is an interesting and unexpected tangent. This is the product we are using for venting. Curious to get your feedback on it.

It's an electric dryer. It seems as thought the exhaust is just steam and lint. Am I missing something?

Indoor Lint Trap Filter

u/jennytron · 2 pointsr/homeowners

Don't mind at all! Ok so I found that for our vent that looks more square, this would work:

I like that it has a bird guard as it appears that ours used to have one too. Here is one without:

Found a youtube video about installing a certain type, but haven't found any about how to clean the duct yet since it's coming from our microwave exhaust (or so we think).

u/ExPostRedemptore · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

There are any number of these available, though most are 2" wide. Here's one:

u/SchnaapsIdee · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Sounds like you already tried a short metal connector but said it wouldn't fit. I'm surprised that you couldn't get the ruffled side in enough give you something to grip. Sometimes you need to get some pliers and manipulate the edges to get it to cram in.

But anyway, Maybe try something like this.

Even if the white plastic part doesn't fit in your hole you could saw that part off with a coping saw or something so it sits flush against the hole and attach it stud/drywall around the hole.

u/esJamesGuard · 2 pointsr/AnycubicPhoton

Of course man, also here is a list of the other parts I bought.

MyLifeUNIT 3 Way Duct Connector, Duct Splitter for Exhaust Fan Dryer Vent Hose, 4 Inch Dia. (Y Shape)

VIVOSUN 4 Inch 195 CFM Inline Duct Ventilation Fan Vent Blower for Grow Tent

iPower GLDUCT4X25C 4 Inch 25 Feet Non-Insulated Flex Air Aluminum Dryer Vent Hose HVAC Ducting, 4", Silver

u/BackyardAndNoMule · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

you can get a window duct and duct it out that way... that way you aren't recycling humidity into the room.

Also, clean your room. A clean space is a clean mind.

u/contractordude · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement
u/bkrassn · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

This maxxfan is under $185.

I'd question how well a simple little $30 fan will work. The Maxxfan is a known quantity. If you decide to go with what /u/biased_user_agent suggested I would actually go out the side instead of the roof. I think that may be easier to find an appropriate rain cover to prevent water ingress.

u/eiphren · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

I've used that style and it's terrible. I finally found one that I like.

Indoor Lint Trap Filter

The magnetic thing in the GIF would work really well.

u/Would_u_lookatthat · 2 pointsr/DIY

Window Dryer Vent (Adjusts 24 Inch Through 36 Inch) by Vent Works

Could that fit in the top if it slides down? Nothing unsafe about just throwing it out but if the heats on forget trying to keep it in with that window open.

The ones with the condenser take a significantly longer time to dry. And lots more parts = less long term reliability

u/thatUserNameDeleted · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Pull it down and add a 90 to it and slip it back up?

Also since you are all humped up. It would be good to install something like this.

Dryerbox Model 425 DB-425 | New Construction 2x6 Walls - Venting up

If you have 2x6 wall. I think they make a 2x4 version too.
It makes it so your hose does not get smashed.

u/rrrdee · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Check this out: Whirlpool 4396037RP 0-to-18 Inch Vent Periscope Whirlpool

u/alpacasmatter · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

SUNSTONE Vent-S 15-Inch by 4-1/2-Inch Stainless Steel Venting Panel

u/Holly_Tyler · 1 pointr/ferrets

I've heard about dryer tubes from others so I ordered this: and it was half the price of a Marshall's thru-way. Unfortunately, it was also half the distance of the thru-way and the plastic was very thin. I recently had to throw it out because it was torn in places and the wire at the end was poking through and scratching them. Meanwhile, the stupid Marshalls tube has lasted years so I think it's worth the extra $.

Cereal boxes you say? Ok, I'm inspired. Sometimes I tape together beer boxes to make little forts for them to play it, but I'm thinking if I cut up the cereal boxes and roll them, tape then into a tube shape, they'd love it! I could even attach them to the beer box....

Am I a crazy ferret lady? Yes.

u/SheriffComey · 1 pointr/DIY

I had to get one of these last year.

Previous homeowners decided they hated the roof top vent that required a 6 inch straight piece to connect to the existing vent and instead they wanted one that was 90 degrees to that (new hole in the wall included). Well that worked for a smaller dryer because you could pull the dryer out and still have space in the laundry room. Anything bigger and you were crimping the vent hose and losing a LOT of drying ability while water pooled in the hose.

The one on amazon had a low profile 90^o exention on it that allowed me to easily reroute the line in about 20 minutes and significantly increased the drying ability.

I love DIYing but this is one of those things where I'd rather build a new cabinet or workbench than futz around with a dryer vent in my cramped ass laundry room for half a day.

u/Plo99 · 1 pointr/trees

Just going to use something like this Dryer Vent Window

u/Keebie81 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

How about a window dryer vent setup? The vent has a flap so only air out as long as flow is good.

u/rilech18 · 1 pointr/homelab

Exactly my plan. Found a good and quite fan designed for AV racks and a special vent designed for windows:

The vent:

The fan:

And a standard dryer hose and a custom “box” to fit to the back of the rack and have a 4” hole in the top (to benefit hot air rising) that goes to the fan then the vent.

u/chrisbrl88 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You cannot screen a dryer exhaust.

>M1502.2 Duct termination
Exhaust ducts shall terminate on the outside of the building or shall be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Exhaust ducts shall terminate not less than 3 feet in any direction from openings into buildings. Exhaust duct terminations shall be equipped with a backdraft damper. Screens shall not be installed at the duct termination.

Replace the termination with a louvered cover. They are also available at Home Depot if you don't wanna order online.

u/nightlyjaunt · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Or you can add a vent trap kit to a regular dryer. It's basically a bucket of water that the air is ducted into. Obviously it requires some maintenance, but it's an option.

u/LucidOneironaut · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I have this thing. It's nice keeps the basement nice and warm, and where I live its fairly dry in the winter, so it adds a bit of moisture to the air.

u/Stottymod · 1 pointr/ferrets

Ferrets do well in groups, and a friend is recommended if possible. We had a deaf girl, and she was the most adorable of the bunch, never had many health problems, and any she had could more likely be attributed to being the runt of the litter.

Is your vet a general vet or an exotic vet? Some veterinarians don't have much experience with ferrets.

What kind of temperature is she usually in, how old is she, and does she drag herself when walking? Energy levels could be a contributor.

Ferrets each like different things, and there are many things to try, but if she likes the tunnel, I suggest looking at clear plastic dryer tubing, Like this one

u/Refrigeration1 · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/LovableSpaghetti · 1 pointr/Appliances

Is indoor venting out if the question? Like this?

u/stkchk4 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

There is actually something made specifically for this problem indoor lint trap filter

u/jlandon911 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

If the 5100 is too pricey, I would still recommend the 5301 before you go down to the 4000k or fantastic fan. Fantastic fans are prone to breaking and having this rain guard is a life saver. You don’t want water dripping through in the middle of the night whilst your asleep.

Plus, if there’s anything to not be stingy about, it’s your ventilation.

On Amazon i saw the 5100 was $210 and the 4000k was $130. You just gotta drop the extra $80 and know that it’ll be worth it completely.

Here’s that other one

u/BizChap · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur
  1. The actually container that the bag sits on

  2. How everything comes together. How everything is packed together. Basically, do you keep all your food in a two compartment tray, or a one compartment tray? (Two compartment) from trader joes. I have a feeling that two compartment trays hold temp better than 1 compartment trays. It goes back to surface area exposed (At the top where the thin plastic is), basically that cubic-shaped looking sauce area is basically an ice pack in of itself. Also for steaming rice too


    Contracting/Construction industry/ Packaging

  • Packaging things together in a well insulated way is not that dissimilar to how the construction industry works for homes. How do they build insulation in homes such that houses don't get overally hot down south, while at the same time insulating it such that houses stay warm in the winter up north? Your solution to box packaging / #6 (How it all comes together) should come from this resource.


    Cooking Curve

  • Fryers have a cooking curve. I have no idea why this is relevant. But I believe its because sometimes, in a-la-carte style cooking (Catering and buffet), items are only cooked to 70%, and the the last 30% cooking is usually blasted in a microwave. If I recall correctly, Applebees was notorious as hell for doing this, until they changed CEO's recently, because I'm blasted with "Wood-Fired Grill ads" on my TV commercials at home, and I don't even use search queries in google for applebees for targeted ad (Definitely a blanket ad). According to how much I know about the mobile ad industry, its usually not targeted to any specific platform, like my TV watching commercial.

  • Applebees even said they no longer "microwave" their food on a TV commercial. so that confirms my supsicions here. And reddit notoriously , including people who've worked there, said Applebees was shit. Lots of places buy food and just microwave nuke it. Especially, panerabread soups. That 100% is pre-bought stuff, due to quality control

  • My point here is that I am not sure if microwave goods are always fully cooked, sometimes they are 70% cooked a-la-carte style. Doesn't have anything to do with insulation, its more so in food quality



  • Well now that I covered all of that, now its time to do actually engineering. I'll admit i'm a bit rusty as hell here, but bear with me

  • Surface area. We know that the more surface area on a package, the faster it thaws out (consequently it gets to freezing temp faster in a blastchiller). Time to whip out some generic formulas from needs to be the simplest formula though. Nothing fancy. We're not talking about pressure changes though, or

  • Ah this is a good resource for anyone to understand. Here's the formula Q=MC(deltaT) This is probably the most essential formula to understanding what insulators do. Basically....your food has mass associated with it M, C is dependent upon whether you use liquidy contents / 2 seperate compartments in container, DeltaT is change in temperature of your food over time. Q is energy from outside ambient temp coming into your box. I might expand here later, but this is important to understand

  • Everything has a Q=MC(Delta T) associated with it, for different areas in your container that have different temperatures in it. This only assumes everything is well packed and and no leakages.

  • Here's my point here : Basically, there's 4 equilibrium points between each point here, T1 , T2, T3, T4. You can do a basic thermodynamic equation comparing T1, T2, then T2, to T3, than T3 to T4, etc. For different conditions, like ambient temperature outside( T4), for what type of food your packing(t1), to the packaging itself (T2, T3)


    Manufacturing of boxes

  • I do know how boxes are manufacturered.... to some degree. I've seen them in person before. . Its important to understand this because this gives insight on how economically feasible some products are, and how expensive box prices will be (Because box prices you see online are dependent upon how cheaply they can be produced..

  • Box packaging/folding, how it works, is not that dissimilar to origami /craft boxes. Specifically, box making looks like this


    Insulation Aluminum material


    types of insulation material (High R or C value)

  • Too lazy, just used amazon "". Cars. You are using car automotive packaging material. I thought it looked familiar, its basically what people put on their car to prevent sunlight from making the car really hot (greenhouse effect/ radiation from sun). SIDE NOTE: 3M would be the leader here for finding out the best products. Amazons better for determining the most feasible solution in one search query though.

  • It comes in rolls. Rolls. Because its easy to pack. That much is obvious. Its not that far off from how yoga pads are packed.

  • Not only that I've seen this stuff used in duct work. In construction industry. For A/C ventilation. Its aluminum exterior, with a filler interior (some form of silicone) Periodic table of element reference: Silicon is used for many things, from caulking for bathtub, to bike grease lube, to kitchen materials. Because its economical. Makes sense. Depends on manufacturing method though.


    Where else aluminum insulation is used:

  • Roofing: And A/C vents. And cars. and HVAC industry


    Aluminum properties

  • Found a datasheet. Matweb was a bit complicated, so i googled it instead under "google images" using search term "aluminum bubble foil thermal properties" until i found a chart. R value is 12.3 Its probably around there somewhere.

  • Refrigerants, spray in urethane foam is 6.0 for comparison. Air ambient is 1.0 Regular cardboard is something like 3.0 or less


    manufacturing of cheap, insulation material

  • Might as well found out why said material is so cheap, according to amazon, and your competition's packing.

  • would be the best resource here to see how its made since it probably comes from china. Also, "Google Video" searches. Found a better video

  • Buying bulk material, skipping uline. If you buy lots of stuff, sometimes its better to order direct. Here's how I'd go about purchasing it too. >Also, looking at one of the landing pages.

u/6trees1pot · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/Mech-E_424 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Def appreciate your input. I was planning on using a dryer vent box. This one in particular : Dryerbox Model 425 DB-425 | New Construction 2x6 Walls - Venting up

Bad idea? Is there anyway to achieve a clean look

u/GasBomb4 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Amazon Vent

This is what I use. Easy to install and hook a hose.

u/theoriginalharbinger · -2 pointsr/legaladvice

Different municipalities will have different standards.

I'd also add that an electric dryer doesn't vent any potentially harmful chemicals - just lint. There are solutions for this - like this - that solve the issue of interior venting.

I honestly would not sweat this.