There seems to be some
confusion as to the acceptable length of a dryer vent. The dryer vent code
of NY State states the following:
M1502.6 Duct length.
The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet
(7620 mm) from the dryer location to the wall or roof termination. The maximum
length of the duct shall be reduced 2.5 feet (762 mm) for each 45-degree (0.8
rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90-degree (1.6 rad) bend. The maximum
length of the exhaust duct does not include the transition duct.
1. Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and
the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the dryer are provided to the
building official, the maximum length of the exhaust duct, including any
transition duct, shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer
manufacturer’s installation instructions.
As you can
see, there is an exception to this rule and the homeowner has the option to
follow the recommended length of 25 feet or to use the manufacturers
instructions. Some manufacturers suggest that you can vent as long as 80 feet.
After speaking with Building Inspectors in New York State
they all have said the same thing to us. In their opinion they would
always vent the shortest and most direct route.
this inconsistency and potential hazard, as well as the recommendation of the
building inspectors, My Dryer Vent Guy will not install any
vent over the recommended 25 feet rule.
My Dryer Vent Guy technicians are trained and experienced in all aspects of
dryer vent installation. Whether you need a new dryer vent installation or want
to replace an old or dangerous system, we provide high quality and professional
dryer vent installation services utilizing the proper materials and meeting all
Proper dryer vent installation is a critical step to
ensure that your family is safe and that your clothes dry correctly. Venting you
clothes dryer to the outside is a building code requirement in most
Improper dryer vent installation and the use of inferior
materials will result in damage to your home. Clothes dryers that are not vented
to the outside of the home will create a mess of lint and excess moisture in the
air you breathe in your home. Also the hot air in the dryer contains gas
by-products like carbon monoxide that are extremely dangerous.
Professional dryer vent installation ensures that your
clothes dryer has adequate air flow for safety and efficiency. Many times
homebuilders sub contract the installation of the dryer vent to technicians that
do not specialize in dryer vent installation. Thousands of dollars of damage to
your home can be created in a relatively short period of time (5 to 8 years) if
you have a dryer vent that is not installed with the proper materials and know
Dryer Vent Repair
A damaged dryer vent, or a dryer vent constructed from
improper materials, can create a fire hazard in your
home. Damaged dryer vents can also release potential
mold-creating moisture and lint that may cause allergies
or other health hazards. Inefficient dryers add
additional costs to your utility bills.
Our Dryer Vent Repair Services Include:
Replacing foil or vinyl vents with rigid metal
Taping of joints with foil tape
install missing hangers
Making upgrades to vents to meet code compliance
Repair broken line
Remove any screws
Our Professional Dryer Vent Installation
Dryer Vent Installation Materials
Do Not Use Foil or Vinyl VentsThat Are Not UL Listed
These are fire hazards
Interior collects and traps lint
Hard to clean without puncturing or tearing
Fire spreads rapidly if a dryer fire does
Airflow will be cut off if crushed behind
Vent line sagging increases chance of water
and lint to accumulate
Do Not Use PVC Vents
PVC is a fire hazard
Lint sticks to the inside of the vent walls
because of the static in PVC. Lint will mix with
the expelled water and create sludge which in
turn creates a blockage and an increased risk of
PVC takes a long time to heat up and this
allows water to stay in vapor form inside the
pipe. The water and lint create sludge in the
Do Use Rigid Metal
Dryer vent code dictates the use of this
material for all dryer vents
Smooth interior finish that allows lint and
moisture to easily be expelled
Flames from a fire will not spread as quickly as they will be
contained in the metal vent.
My Dryer Vent Guy professional dryer vent
installation ensures that vent materials are
compliant with the recommendations and requirements
set forth by one or more of the following: current
International Residential Code, Underwriters
Laboratory, dryer manufacturers, Consumer Product
Safety Commission, the National Fire Protection
Association, and the International Mechanical Code.
Whether you have out-of-date vents or broken joints,
we are your professional dryer vent repair company.
If you feel that you have a faulty dryer vent
installation in your home please call us for a free inspection.
*Cleaning the inside of the dryer cabinet consists of
brushing and vacuuming the lint out of the lint screen cavity and the exhaust
tube of the dryer as well as removing any built up lint on the dryer tumbler
that is accessible from the dryer door.