Ground Level Dryer Vent Installation
For ground level dryer vents we start by placing all of the necessary materials and tools in the crawlspace near the area we will be working. Then, we’ll disconnect the dryer flex hose if necessary. If replacing the dryer vent, we remove the current vent before starting the installation process. If rerouting the dryer vent we will now cut the new hole in the exterior wall.
Next, we’ll start beneath the dryer and measure the distance from, 4-5″ past the laundry room floor, down to the first elbow we will install next. Then we measure and cut the hard pipe, snap it together, crimp at least one end, fit it through the hole in the laundry room floor, secure it using metal hanger strap, screws and a power drill and attach the elbow, at the necessary angle, using connector tap.
Next, we install the rest of the hard pipe leading out towards the exterior wall using the same tools and process as needed. Once we’ve reached the last 1-3 feet of the installation job, we’ll carefully measure the distance, adding roughly 2 inches (to allow the crimped ends of the hard pipe to fit snug).
Lastly, we’ll hook up the dryer, seal any gaps near the base of the hard pipe dryer connection, install the exterior vent cover, secure it with screws and seal it with caulk.