Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 48
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BJM1026 Cheap
The overall function of this product is great it allows me to get the dryer pretty close to the wall. It is however VERY flimsy and only tack welded which makes it very susceptible to breaking. Use extreme caution when pushing the dryer back against the wall after installation. I was too forceful and crushed the device. You will also need to buy aluminum foil tape to seal all of the seams. Another helpful addition to your purchase of this item is a duct extender to use from the dryer to the device. My dryers exhaust port was not long enough to attach with out an extender. My issue was ultimately solved but I would have gladly paid a bit more for the product if it was made better and included some foil tape.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeH Perfect Product for Tight Washer/Dryer Space
We recently moved to a new house and the builder obviously didn't compensate for larger washers and dryers in the very small laundry room, so the space for the washer and dryer was very limited. This product allowed for the washer and dryer to be moved close against the wall, which in turn made the installation of our washer and dryer possible in the tight space allowed for a washer and dryer. This item was perfect for our needs and I would highly recommend this product to anyone with limited laundry room space.
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mish Junk - Junk - Junk. Do NOT Buy - Poorly made
Rectangular insert at duct end was not square so one side is longer than the other. That means when put into duct adapter, it has to be bent and there is a 1 1/2" (Yes, an inch and a half gap I measured) between it and the duct adapter. You don't even have to possess a tape measure to realize the piece is not made even.
Worse, the duct adapter itself is not made properly. One of the folded over pieces that holds the rectangular piece was not folded tight making the adapter itself not rectangular so even a perfect insert would not fit properly. Very poorly made in all respects.
I hope the replacement is better but I am not holding my breath.
July 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dms Don't buy unless in-store
Product is being returned because it was received damaged.
August 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jelymc worked well
This product worked well for our situation. We had to get our dryer closer to the wall or the door to the room would not shut. The cost of the product to change the vent to the side was outrageous! This did what we needed it to do at this point, I would have liked to get it back closer to the wall, and use the side vent but cost and the fact that my husband and I are older came into play. It was very hard to attach to the back of the dryer with the clamp, as the clamp would appear tight but the vent would come right off, so in addition we had to duct tape it.
February 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph Cheaply Constructed
Had to use a lot of tape to seal all the air leaks. Vent to dryer moved (tack welded) during installation and had to be secured. Does the job, but there must be a better product out there.
August 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tepeyac74 Very good concept, a bit flimsy
The idea is very good, solves the issue of misalignment between the outlet of the dryer and the vent hole on the wall. Have you ever had an instance where these two match? There should be a standard. I installed the device on a Whirlpool Duet Steam (with a bottom drawer) horizontally, not vertically. I needed to go behind the washer to reach the vent hole on the wall on the opposite side of the washer. The outlet on the dryer was in the middle and the duct was not long enough for what I needed, so I had to add round ducting. In the end it worked OK. I used duct tape first to keep it together, but switched to aluminum tape, worked much better. Tricky to keep the duct from falling off the dryer while moving it back in place. There is not much room to tape the duct to the dryer outlet.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike6 It's built on the cheap side, but it does its intended job.
If you have little clearance behind your dryer to connect your vent, and need to go with a low profile (or periscoping) solution, this is the one to buy. It's periscoping feature and its ability to adapt to a circular opening on either the top, back, or front make it very flexible for most installations. I was able to connect my dryer vent to a duct that was located in the ceiling. I only had about 3.5 inches of clearance in the back; so I had no hope of using a standard 4 inch elbow.
**NOTE: You WILL need to buy a roll of HVAC foil tape, and possibly some sealer as well, before performing the installation. I would also recommend a couple straps to mount the duct to the dryer for safe keeping. There are so many open seams in the duct (from the sparse welds) that leak lint and gas that it's really not practical to use this duct without thoroughly sealing it BEFORE installation.
It's built on the cheap side, but it does its intended job.
March 22, 2012