All about dryer venting! This customer in St Paul needed to move their gas dryer for a laundry room remodel. They reached out to us, and we routed their gas line, including new venting.
In this video, we show you how we made the changes and installed the dryer venting properly.
If you are doing a laundry room remodel, or any remodel in your home that requires gas, venting, or plumbing, please reach out to us!
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Enjoy this transcript below!
Troy: Hey, everybody. Troy, Champion Plumbing out of Eagan, Minnesota. Today, we are taking a look at a gas dryer, putting a new gas line and new venting on. We are in St. Paul doing that, and one of the things I wanted to show you with the termination is you have a couple of things with dryers.
You can’t use screws. You’ve got to use tape. So I’ve got this piece taped together. This is a big thick wall right here, but you have to have a flapper.
And I prefer the ones that, for cleaning purposes, pop open fairly easy. So it has a flapper. This piece pops open so you can run your snake down it and you clean it out as well. I’ll go on the inside and show you what we’ve got in there in just a second, but gas dryer with a new gas line in St. Paul.
All right, got it screwed in. Got it all siliconed up. I do not silicone the bottom. Water does not go up and this will produce condensation on our cold Minnesota winters. So when you’re running the dryer vent or a new dryer vent, silicone up everything around it, but do not silicone at least an escape hole at the bottom. And let me show you what I’m talking about. So these will flip open when the dryer’s going.
Dryers produce a lot of lint, so this one you can just easily and quickly open it and run a snake in there and get rid of some of that lint. So important part and thing to do every year or so, couple of years at least, is check your lint level in your dryer.
Make sure these are opening, allowing your dryer to run efficiently.
Another key part for do-it-yourselfers is the dirt leg. Sebastian’s working on it right there.
You can see the gas line comes in. They had to move the dryer away from the electrical panel. So that’s what we did, ran the new gas line over to it, and as you can see, Sebastian tightening up there, but that part, can you point to the dirt leg?
That right there, it’s a sediment trap. So any debris that comes floating through this line will fall in there and it won’t go onto the burner. Dirty burners cause all kinds of different problems. So something, if you’re doing it yourself, sure you’ve got a dirt leg.
Alrighty, we are all done with the dryer vent. You can see it’s running up. It’s insulated. It’s got support on it. And another thing for homeowners, do not, where this connects to the dryer do not tape it. Do not screw it.
You want to be able to pull that out and disconnect it. So just an FYI. That’s a personal thing. I never tape it. Some guys do, but I do not.
So if you have a dryer, a gas line, a plumbing need of any kind, give us a call at 651-365-1340, or look us up on the web, www.championplumbing.net, and click that Subscribe button.
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