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What is the hose on the back of the dryer for?

A properly installed clothes dryer will have a dryer hose that connects between the dryer vent on the back of the unit and a port that vents the dryer exhaust outside the building. Over time with regular use of the dryer, this dryer hose can become clogged with lint buildup, preventing proper air flow.

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Herein, what is the tube behind the dryer called?

The transition hose, also known as the transition duct, is the short length of dryer vent connecting your dryer to the vent line that runs through your wall to the outside of your house.

Similarly, how long should a dryer vent hose be? A rule of thumb to follow is that it should have a maximum length of 25 feet. If you have to bend the duct into a 45-degree angle, you should remove 2.5 feet per bend. If you find that you need to create a 90-degree elbow bend, you will need to deduct 5 feet from the maximum length per bend.

Simply so, what does the dryer hose do?

Clothes dryers vent their hot air to the exterior of your home, often via a flexible aluminum dryer hose. Over time, this hose can clog with lint or become crushed, restricting airflow. Replacing a flexible aluminum dryer hose is a task you can do yourself.

Are aluminum foil dryer vents safe?

Don't use plastic for your dryer duct. It's flammable. Foil comes in a UL Listed flavor and is easy to work with, but it's prohibited by many building code officials and clothes dryer manufacturers. Semi-rigid aluminum is good, but it's a hassle to work with.

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