(Jupiter, FL - November 2003) In-O-Vate Technologies
Inc., who developed The Dryerbox for new home construction,
has very recently incorporated a “gas port” to the already popular
receptacle that installs in the wall behind the dryer. This
simple, yet innovative, product saves space in the laundry room,
allows the clothes dryer to operate more efficiently and reduces
a common household fire hazard. To-date, over 500,000 units
are installed in homes across the country.
|Design Enhancement To
| Innovative tweak to
The Dryerbox facilitates
the gas connection for residential clothes dryers
The gas port, according to Rick Harpenau, President, has been
sought after by tradesman from the initial introduction of the
recessed dryer vent receptacle back in 1998. According to the
Appliance Manufacturing industry, 1/5 of the dryer appliances
are gas and require a gas valve and tubing to be installed behind
the dryer. The Dryerbox includes enough additional room to facilitate
the necessary valve and connection.
A common “knock out” type covering will make it easy for the
gas tradesman to insert the 1/2” galvanized pipe into the receptacle.
Production of the new Dryerbox started in June and have worked
their way into the market successfully.
The Dryerbox allows the storage and recoiling of the flex transition
hose between the dryer and the wall connection to take place
inside the wall cavity, eliminating the zig-zag of ductwork
most households have tolerated for decades.
Similar in function to the plastic receptacle now commonly found
behind washing machines to house the plumbing connections, The
Dryerbox allows the clothes dryer to be pushed back against
the wall of a laundry room, providing an additional square foot
of work space and it allows the dryer to be positioned without
fear of kinking the exhaust hose.
“It might take five
or ten years, but we believe that almost every new home will
eventually be built with a Dryerbox behind the dryer,” said
Rick Harpenau, President of In-O-Vate Technologies Inc. “As
builders, architects, inspectors, subcontractors and homeowners
see the product for themselves; they are asking why this wasn’t
available sooner. It really is a common sense type of product.”
For the air-distribution supplier, it’s not a matter of if you’ll
carry The Dryerbox, it’s when!