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  1. #14
    How about one more question? Another closet was built to house a stacking washer/dryer, and I was told to buy a 24" wide set, which I did. But, when we put it in tonight, the flexible metal dryer hose is getting squished between the dryer and the wall, in order for us to be able to close the door on the closet. Is this also a fire hazard, or not such a big issue?

    I really appreciate your help with this!!!

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    "...I'm SO blown away that the contractor hasn't come across this in 29 years. He looked at it today and assured us the pipe would never become hot enough to be a fire hazard."

    just to clarify the code maybe you could ask the contractor to grasp the flue with his hand during a call for heat. Both hands would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenian View Post
    "...I'm SO blown away that the contractor hasn't come across this in 29 years. He looked at it today and assured us the pipe would never become hot enough to be a fire hazard."

    just to clarify the code maybe you could ask the contractor to grasp the flue with his hand during a call for heat. Both hands would be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soliloquy59 View Post
    How about one more question? Another closet was built to house a stacking washer/dryer, and I was told to buy a 24" wide set, which I did. But, when we put it in tonight, the flexible metal dryer hose is getting squished between the dryer and the wall, in order for us to be able to close the door on the closet. Is this also a fire hazard, or not such a big issue?

    I really appreciate your help with this!!!

    Built by the same contractor I'm guessing? Seems he forgot to to allow for the vent!

    How much is it being squished? 1/4" or so isn't TOO bad, but any more will start restricting airflow causing longer drying times, more lint buildup leading to higher dryer temps and possible fire hazard.
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    There is a fitting made that I've seen that is a flat offset with round going in and coming out on the opposite end app.12" or so long that puts it past the dryer.
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    Have permits been pulled for all of this work? If so ask you inspectors what is code for your area.
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  7. #20
    Being our first house and not understanding all about building codes, we did not get permits for the work. Now I'm getting scared because someone also mentioned our insurance may not cover us because we don't have permits! OMG, I am really stressing now. I wonder if we can get permits after the fact?!? I wish we'd know more about it when we started, but I thought I was in good, experienced hands.

    About the furnace pipe, we're going to have it done properly.

    For the dryer vent, it's not too badly squished, so it sounds as though it should be OK. It's more just pressed up between the dryer and wall, with only a little bit of squishing.

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    They make a recessed box that fits between the stud space that takes care of your dryer problem. You don't want to impede the flow from the dryer it will cause many problems the worse case overheating.
    Good luck on the permits after the fact (voluntarily), you will have to get code enforcement involved,there usually is a fine for not pulling permits and any work covered up may have to be uncovered. But a job such as yours needs inspection by a third party for sure.

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