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Month: November 2016

Historic Home, Modern Dryer Vent

The Portland area has many fine neighborhoods with older homes that have been around since the beginning of the city.  Some of them have changed over the years while others started off grand and continue to glow with greatness all these years later.  The homeowners are often quite proud of their homes with their turn of the century charm and…

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Happy Thanksgiving

  I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with friends and family. When we look at it closely, we all have plenty to be thankful for.  Now near as I can recall, I never actually had a Swanson TV dinner for Thanksgiving, but there sure were plenty of them in the freezer growing up.  Not to wax to philosophical, but…

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It is the Airflow that Dries your Clothes

Dryer problems usually come in two forms, either the clothes are not getting dry, or the dryer simply isn’t working properly.  And when the clothes are not getting dry, either the dryer is heating or not heating.  And when the dryer is heating but the clothes still are not dry, well then we know we have an airflow issue. Dryers…

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Dryer Vent Upgrade and Repairs for Better Airflow

A big part of what I do on a daily basis is dryer vent repair and this is usually the result of someone else finding a potential problem.  In the case of this dryer, a service technician had come out to the home because the dryers heating element had failed and the likely culprit was poor airflow through the dryer…

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Dryer Vent Installation

Most homes these days come ready made with a place to connect the dryer ducting to, and then there are those places, like the one in the photo, that I needed to start from scratch.  Well to be more accurate, this new homeowner had made a purchase of a laundry center, you know those units withe the washer and dryer…

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Upgrading a Dryer Roof Jack

As we put more laundry rooms on the second floor of homes, the shortest path to vent the dryer exhaust to the outside may be up through the roof.  And that in itself isn’t bad. Dryers really don’t like to push air uphill, but if done correctly, these types of vents can be very efficient.  Where the problem comes in…

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Dryer Cavity Cleaning

Dryer fires seem to be a thing of the past. Or are they?  It is generally written that 15,000 dryer fires occur each year and this number is tossed around by those in the dryer vent cleaning industry as the reason to get your vents cleaned.  Point of note.  I clean dryer vents too. But I don’t use the same…

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LG Dryer Thumping Noise

Dryers make noise.  Some more than others and this can have an affect on the household depending on the location of the dryer and the type of dryer you are using.  But sometimes a strange occurrence happens that really ups the noise level to a point that something needs to be done. Dryers use drums to tumble the clothes through…

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