How to Install a Periscope Dryer Vent Duct

 

By having a Periscope dryer vent ducts, you would be able to vent your dryer without the need to have a flexible ductwork. The periscope dryer vent duct is also suitable for usage in small areas and it also comes with a solid vent duct that is capable of being extended whenever it is necessary if you want to connect the dryer’s exhaust to your outside vent. Although installing a periscope dryer vent duct is almost the same as installing a flexible ductwork, it is advisable for you to use a long-handle screwdriver for reaching its securing screws when the dryer is back in its working location. If the installation of your Periscope dryer vent ducts is not done properly, you will encounter improper ventilation that can result to increment of electricity usage as well as creating fire.

To install a periscope dryer vent duct, you need:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver (long handle)
  • Vacuum
  • 2 vent-connection kits
  • Duct tape

Installing a Periscope Dryer Vent Duck

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How to Install a Periscope Dryer Vent Duck

  • First thing you need to do is to make sure that you have unplugged the dryer power cord from your electrical outlet.
    • If you are using a gas dryer, make sure you turned off the gas supply valve.
    • Then, you need to slide your dryer to a safe area away from your rear wall in order for you to easily access the dryer ductwork.

For those of you who have a gas dryer, you must ensure that you do not over extend your gas flex line.

  • Next step for you to do is to loosen up the clamps that secure the flexible vent duct to the back of your dryer using your Phillips-head screwdriver
    • You also need to loosen the outside dryer vent with the screwdriver.
    • Once finished unscrewing them, remove the flexible duct and it’s outside the vent from the dryer.
  • Then, take one vent clamp and set it over one end of your periscope dryer vent duct.
    • The end of the vent duct needs to be positioned over the dryer exhaust port.
    • Next, the clamp needs to be rotate to enable the tightening screw to point in a direction that is readily accessible if the dryer is against the wall.
    • Ensure that you secure the screw using the Phillips-head screwdriver sufficient enough to hold the vent duct to your dryer.
  • After that, another one of the vent clamp needs to be slided over the reverse end of the vent duct.
    • The periscope dryer vent duct has to be extended until it reaches the same length as the outside vent pipe.
    • The dryer needs to be pushed against the wall as you start to line up the end of the vent duct.
  • Next step is to secure the periscope dryer vent duct onto the outside dryer vent pipe
    • By using the clamp and then you need to tighten the clamp’s screw so that it is secured.
    • You also need to tighten clamp screw located at the dryer exhaust connection before you proceed to plug the dryer power cord onto the electrical outlet.
    • You must also check all joints and vents of your dryer to see whether there are any air leaks or not. If there are any leaks, you need to secure it using a duct tape.

For those of you who have a gas dryer, you must turn on the gas valve back in order to supply gas to your dryer.

Always remember that the periscope dryer vent ducts normally comes with clamps and you would be able to purchase them from your local home improvement centers.

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