18 Feb '12, 8pm

Save Money By Cleaning Dryer Exhaust Ducts

Save Money By Cleaning Dryer Exhaust Ducts

© John Laumer Lint glop washed from insides of dryer exhaust vent segments. The Home section of every newspaper occasionally warns readers to clean out the lint trap on the clothes dryer: resulting in reduced fire hazard and faster clothes drying. My dryer seemed to be taking forever with large loads so I went the next step: disassembling all exhaust vent duct segments and washing them out with a garden hose - one disgusting tube at a time. I knew the duct work had been there for at least 15 years but was still surprised at the amount of glop that washed out (as pictured) and by one nearly-complete plug of lint I found. © John Laumer Union of flexible stainless and rigid dryer vent ducts. Just above where the flexible steel vent is duct taped (it's really always been duct , not "duck" tape) to the rigid sheet metal tube above it, condensed lint had narrowed the cross secti...

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