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This post does not have anything to do with routing but I thought some of you might find it useful.
Ever since I moved into my home 7 years ago, I have had issues with my dryer vent. The existing vent hole is directly behind the dryer but is offset by 8" right and 2 inches low. My utility room is small and the walls are cement block and stucco. Moving the vent hole was not an option. I tried a normal dryer hose but the dryer stuck to far out of the opening. The hose would get pinched and had very poor vent flow. I tried an elbow that also made the dryer stick out too far. I then tried a dryer vent periscope it worked but was very hard to get connected properly. I hated having to move the dryer to clean the vent. Air flow was some what restricted because of the pipe going into the periscope. I would get leakage if it was not connected perfectly. I then found the Magvent 180 https://www.amazon.com/MagVent-MV-18...70_&dpSrc=srch with the help of the Magvent customer support they sent me some of the attached photos using in conjunction with a dryer periscope. I was able to modify the dryer periscope to work with the magvent 180 connector. I spent a good part of the afternoon modifying the periscope and connector but I feel it was well worth the effort. The air flow is the best I ever had. My dryer drys the clothes in half the time and no more lint in the room. I am sure it will save me a ton on electric bills over time. Plus it is much safer and much easier to clean. I used the suggested ideas over all but I added L shaped mounting brackets to the ends of the periscope and mounted it firmly to the wall with cement anchors. The last photo is of my completed installation. I usually don't promote products but the Magvent is well built and works great. It made me a happy camper I added another image you have to cut off the magvent pipe and roll it over inside the periscope so it dosen't stick inside to far. I used a Dremel cut off wheel and a ball peen hammer to roll over the edge.
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Roxanne , that is really a clever idea. I have never heard or seen a vent adapter like that before. I can't count the number of times I could have used one. Thanks for posting.

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Thanks, Roxanne. Like Heb I sure could have used something like that many times. It seems the hole in the wall or floor is always offset to the dryer.
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thanks Roxanne ,,,
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Roxanne, I don't see one like you used on their website,did they make up that sliding feature for you?

https://www.magvent-dryervent.com/shop/

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Herb I made it up using there connector and a dryer periscope https://www.amazon.com/Whirlpool-817...70_&dpSrc=srch They sent me the photos on how to do the mods. They make all different lengths of vent periscopes. The mag vent just makes it easy to connect it all together. Hope that helps.

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Fantastic, didn't know any of that existed, you are so smart,Roxanne. Learned a new one today. You are a good sheet metal worker too.
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Pretty clever idea Roxy

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Appreciate the post. Handing to keep in mind. Dryer vents result in far too many house fires.
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Roxy, Great solution. Where were you 60 years ago when I was moving every 2-3 years, and never had a vent line up. Still don't.
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