how to secure dryer vent to drywall

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Old 01-13-19, 10:58 PM
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how to secure dryer vent to drywall

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Need to pass dryer vent through drywall, no close studs. See pic.

Holes in the drywall are worn and holes in the dryer connection device are too close to the dryer vent hole to use the usual drywall screws.

Is there a clever device for this situation?

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Maybe twist the flange some so it can be screwed into a new section of drywall. The hole next to the corner should interact a stud, maybe a longer screw at a slight angle.
 
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Old 01-14-19, 04:47 AM
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For a 4" dryer vent cut a piece of plywood into a 6" x 6" square.
Make a 4" hole in the center of the plywood, fasten this piece of wood to the wall then screw your dryer flange into the wood.
 
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Use larger plastic anchors on the existing holes, or use a toggle bolt.
 
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Old 01-14-19, 07:27 AM
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thanks
will try 'em all
is there no store bought connector that has a larger flange so that the holes are further from the 4" hole?
 
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You should really get rid of that flexible duct, they are not recommended and can be a fire hazard!
 
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It may be overkill, but you could install a recessed dryer vent box. It would allow you to push the dryer closer to the wall. They make remodel versions.
 
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You should really get rid of that flexible duct, they are not recommended and can be a fire hazard!
Hi. I read that on the web. But would not be cheap and flexible aluminum is still Ok in WA State code so.....
 
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You can just put a bead of silicone on the perimeter of the opening, then push the ring into it... no screws required. Use some blue painters tape to hold it to the wall if needed. You don't put so much silicone on that it squeezes out on the paint job. You can also put it on the ring first, then carefully place the ring on the wall. If the silicone is placed as close as possible to the duct, nothing should squeeze out on the painted surface. Silicone sets up in under 24 hrs.
 
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flexible aluminum is still Ok in WA State
Code or not it's still a potential fire hazard!

I like that vent box, never seen one like that before!
 
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