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Flex Hose Problems Create Severe Dryer Fire HazardFirefighters Remove Burned DryerOdds are that the view behind your dryer closely resembles one of the pictures to the left.  Just like every other home across the United States with a laundry room that is not in the basement, the standard practice of running the exhaust pipe is to penetrate the drywall with a 90-degree elbow.  Itís been this way for many years and likewise the accepted practice. 

This obviously becomes a serious fire safety issue.  Lint accumulation and reduced exhaust airflow feed on each other to provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible and decreased airflow causes overheating of the exhaust environment, demanding excessive cycling of the high temperature limit switch and eventual failure.

If your clothes are taking longer to dry or if the velocity of air exhausting from the dryer vent hood is minimal, maintenance is needed.  Clothes dryers are prone to lint build up if there are numerous 90's in the system or the distance is excessive.

Therefore, the exhaust hood (roof jacks especially), transition hose and metal ducts should be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. 

It is strongly recommended that the wire bound vinyl ducting not be used. In most states it is specifically disallowed in the building codes.  Vinyl ducts often collapse causing blockage and lint build up within the dryer. This type of plastic or vinyl ducting can ignite or melt and will not contain a fire within the dryer.  Proper Venting Reduces Dryer Fire Hazard

The most preferred material for connecting the dryer to the wall outlet is the aluminum flexible duct. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (Division of U.S. Department of Homeland Security), clothes dryers were involved in an estimated 15,600 U.S. structure fires, fifteen deaths, 400 injuries and $99 million in direct property damage, annually, between 2002-2004.     The leading cause of clothes dryer fires was lack of maintenance (lint build-up in the exhaust system). 

The full 2007 report from Homeland Security can be found HERE

The unnatural compressed state of the flex hose reduces the aperture of the pipe by 18%. Include a couple 90-degree bends and the result will be an incredible airflow reduction and efficiency loss in exhausting the lint-laden air.

Optimum airflow is the key to effective dryer performance. The Dryerbox, when installed correctly will help ensure this efficient airflow by eliminating the restrictive bends in a typical transition hose.  

When clothes are given the appropriate amount of air, they dry quicker and are subject to less tumbling.   This results in less wear on the clothes and less use of electricity or gas.  In addition to the Dryerbox, you'll also want this new safety device.
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