Dryer vent location through exterior wall?

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Old 10-18-18, 05:22 AM
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Dryer vent location through exterior wall?

I'm relocating my dryer to an exterior wall and need to drill out a new dryer vent. I'm wondering the best location for that... Is it best if the vent goes down, up, directly out?

Currently the dryer vents (out the back obviously) near the bottom just off center. I could just measure it and put the exhaust at that location but it could make (re)connecting it difficult plus the dryer is 20-something years old and will probably be replaced soon.

It could also go through the floor into an exterior crawl space and then elbowed outside.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-18-18, 05:34 AM
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A straight out connection would be best but it will be hard to connect. I have seen these magnetic connection;
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=dryer+vent+magnetic&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=241900257111&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4258497621706495059&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009736&hvtargid=kwd-257089994331&ref=pd_sl_ddk3hxdg3_e
This was the first one I saw google it and many sites have them.
 
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Interesting, thanks! I'll look at a new dryer too and see if it's just worth to upgrade now..thanks again
 
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Years ago I was asked by my SIL to rewire her dryer plug in her mobile home, tight location. I was a bit younger then but still thought I was going to die crawling behind that machine to get it reconnected. Definitely want to be sure you plan that out. I have seen the magnetic ones suggested and if they work it does seem like a great idea.

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Old 10-18-18, 03:33 PM
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Other than looking better dryers are pretty much the same as 20 years ago.
 
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Lol I just looked and it's actually more like 36 years old and I'm in the process of installing new stucco siding on the exterior...I really would like the vent installed properly before that and who knows how long this thing lasts.
 
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Old 10-19-18, 03:09 AM
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I have never seen the magnetic vent but after repairing dryers for many years sure wished customers had one.
 
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