Dryer Vent Installation

A Soffit can be the Best Place for the Dryer Venting

By TechnicianBrian / November 26, 2017
custom soffit box

I clean dryer vents and plenty of them.  One of the things that often comes from this endeavor is needing to find new ways to run dryer vents when the current vent is either unsafe, or inefficient.  On a recent job, I found the need for the dryer vent to exit out of a soffit was the only choice and…

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Dryer Vent Covers can keep Clothes from Drying

By TechnicianBrian / November 8, 2017

Your clothes dryer is very dependent on good airflow to dryer your clothes, and the dryer vent cover on the outside of your home may be the reason the airflow isn’t up to speed. How can this be you may ask? Well how about a little dryer venting review and you will likely be able to answer that question yourself.…

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Grants Pass Oregon

By TechnicianBrian / September 29, 2017

Well as the title suggests, Dryer Tech will be paying periodic visits to our friends in Southern Oregon and do some dryer vent cleaning in support of our good friends at Just-in Time Appliance repair.  I often talk about the importance of proper airflow to your dryer and how the better the airflow, the better dryer performance and efficiency. Plus…

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Dryer Vent Repair Before and After

By TechnicianBrian / April 24, 2017

Much of what I do these days starts of pretty basic, but turns into a bit more of a project.  Part of the reason is most of the dryer ducting in homes is part of the mechanical systems and is tucked away in places most people don’t want to venture.  So the problem that may be easily noticed when seen,…

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Dryer Vent Booster Fan Installation and Repair

By TechnicianBrian / March 20, 2017

Well I think it has been all of 3 weeks since I last spoke of dryer vent booster fans, but another booster fan had began to cause problems for this homeowner so it appears service was in order.  I have talked little about these booster fans simply because most homes do not possess them.  Technically by code, they are not…

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Water Leaking from Dryer Vent Indicates a Serious Airflow Restriction

By TechnicianBrian / March 13, 2017

Water leaking from the dryer venting is always something I find interesting because in order for the ducting to get to this point, many years of maintenance have been missed.  And in most cases, such as in this home installation, the dryer venting isn’t the only expense for sure.  This ducting I would say was a contributing factor to 3…

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Dryer Vent Installation in Existing Crawlspaces

By TechnicianBrian / February 20, 2017

I do a lot of dryer vent installation work, most of which is to replace venting that has either seen better days, or simply was not installed correctly to begin with.  And until laundry rooms on the second floor of homes became popular, most of this venting took its journey to the outside world via the homes crawlspace. But sometimes,…

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Dryer Vent Cover Blocked

By TechnicianBrian / February 13, 2017

Its all about the dryer airflow and nothing stops this air dead in its tracks like a poorly performing dryer vent cover.  But that all pales in comparison to what I found the other day at the end of this dryer venting.  A mess of dryer lint, and hair has been keeping this dryer from operating at its best and…

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How a Cheap Dryer Wall Vent will Cost You Money

By TechnicianBrian / January 23, 2017

Since most of the work I do tends to be reactionary, meaning I am resolving an issue that has already caused a problem, I find I like to write posts that are more preventative in nature.  Take for example the photo above of a vent cover that has seen better days.  I would like to demonstrate how by installing this…

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DIY Dryer Vent Repair

By TechnicianBrian / December 12, 2016

A very large portion of my business is dryer vent repair.  Sure most calls start out as the result of poor airflow so a good cleaning is in order, but ultimately the poor airflow and lint buildup is the result of a poorly designed system. Dryer venting has for the longest time been the mechanical step-child of the home building…

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