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Dryer Vent Installations

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.

Because of 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 recommended codes.

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 jurisdictions.

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 how.

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 venting materials

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 Services

Dryer Vent Installation Materials

Do Not Use Foil or Vinyl Vents That 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 occur

Airflow will be cut off if crushed behind the dryer

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 a fire

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 vent line.

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.


Installation of a dryer vent by our competitor




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Last modified: 07/14/15
*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. 
We do not remove the dryer cover at any time.