Re: Dryer venting
Most definately that duct should be insulated. You could can find duct insulation at most hardware or home centers --- and use the foil based duct tape.
Originally Posted by vm2688
There are a couple of concerns though .........
Venting out the soffit is a bad idea. You will end up creating a rot condition of the soffit and roof deck around the general area. Remember, what is being exhausted from the dryer is warm moist air.
Also, you will also draw some of that moisture through the soffit into the attic creating condensation issues elswhere.
It's always best to exhaust out a wall , gable end or the roof ( in that order of preferance ).
Secondly , I don't see the need to put an inline fan into the dryer vent duct. This can be a point of lint accumulation and unless you will be up in the attic to regularly clean out the duct would decrease the dryer performance --- worst case could be a source of fire.
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