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    Dryer vent length

    New to the forum. Great info!,
    I have a Whirlpool compact electric dryer I am installing in a new laundry room. I would like to have the dryer right up against the wall with the vent going straight out through the wall with no turns. This would make the entire length about a foot or less. Is that ok? I don't see anywhere in the Whirlpool literature or online that gives me a minimum length of the dryer vent pipe. I would probably have to cut the vent tube coming in from the exterior louvre door a bit. Thanks for any help anyone can offer!

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    Shorter the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkndwarrior View Post
    New to the forum. Great info!,
    I have a Whirlpool compact electric dryer I am installing in a new laundry room. I would like to have the dryer right up against the wall with the vent going straight out through the wall with no turns. This would make the entire length about a foot or less. Is that ok? I don't see anywhere in the Whirlpool literature or online that gives me a minimum length of the dryer vent pipe. I would probably have to cut the vent tube coming in from the exterior louvre door a bit. Thanks for any help anyone can offer!

    Don't mount it near your precious HVAC system

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    With a short run like that. You'll think its a turbo dryer.

    Shorter is good.
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    Thats wall of fame material
    Congratulations, you can actually brag about that to your neighbor.
    As mentioned don't put it by the OD unit

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    There should be something in the install instuction....otherwise call the manufacturer.

    But yes... 1' will be fine. Remember....no screws!!
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    Thanks for the help everyone! I figured the shorter the better, but didin't know if there was such a thing as too short. And don't worry, it's nowhere near my hvac system.

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    Perfect.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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