Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RMoby Connectors too short
This Everbilt product is close to being a good device. The connector pipes are about an inch short of being long enough. I was able to attach the device but the main body of the device hits the back of the dryer. If the connectors were an inch longer this device would be perfect. I have purchased other brand dryer ducts and they are properly designed and priced similarly. I would have to recommend another brand.
August 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chaz Poorly built
The spot welds came apart during installation. The collars are not deep enough to fit securely on the dryer or the wall.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by smarks89 Good product, a little difficult to hook up
The lip on the vent that hooks up to the dryer is very shallow and so it was a little tricky to get the hose clamp tightened without it falling off. It took two of us to get it on but once it was on it was nice that the dryer could be pushed back against the wall.
August 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joe design problems
This product is designed to be used where the space behind the dryer is too thigh for a normal 4" dryer vent hose.
There are two big problems with this product: the sleeve that attaches to the dryer vent is too short and there is no way to firmly secure it to the dryer. The only solution is to install a short piece of dryer vent between this item and the dryer.
It should have been manufactured with a longer sleeve and it should have a 4" hose clamp included.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Saved me money over a professionally installed dryer side-vent kit
I was disappointed that the store I bought my new washer and dryer from did not carry these kits in their truck. THEIR "installation" left me with a bi-fold door that wouldn't close because the dryer stuck out too far. I was online to buy a side-vent kit, which would have cost me about $100 plus another $100 for professional installation when I saw one of these thing-a-ma-jiggies (it's a technical term!) and the ad mentioned that it would be available at Home Depot. I saved about $185.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarge Most folks do not know how to install this product
I will start by saying that I am a home inspector and have been involved with the construction of countless buildings and homes. I have installed this item numerous times, and I have inspected homes with this item CORRECTLY and INCORRECTLY installed many times. This product was designed so as to create the least air resistance between the dryer and the exhaust duct, and to allow the dryer to be positioned closer to the wall behind it. It does this by being smooth walled and by creating the shortest distance possible between the dryer and the duct. Also, this product is telescopic so that it will fit many different makes and models of dryers. Compare that to a Mylar or vinyl accordion style duct. That style creates air resistance and therefore can clog rather easy. Dryers create lots of heat. This poses a risk of fire and will red-flag your home if and when it is ever inspected in the future. And they tend to get leaks which results in dryer lint getting everywhere and high moisture levels inside of the home (mold).
Once this unit is installed, seal up any gaps or seams with this product: http://www.homedepot.com/s/foil%2520tape?NCNI-5
And poof, no more air leaks, clogs, greatly reduced fire risk. Read the directions!
March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJ Great Product. Works as described
This product works well. I was able to install it quickly with the detailed instructions.
March 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ThreadsInMichigan Poor Design, But Works OK With Some DIY Modifications
I didn't read any of the reviews before I purchased this in the store. However, based on the design of the product, I had no expectation that it would seal completely, and it doesn't. Its a telescoping design that is just a slip-fit, and is not completely air tight.
That being said, this product is pretty poorly designed, with big seams in areas that cause extra leakage, and areas that need reinforcement are weak and can cause extra leakage. As others have said, the dimensions of the spigots don't seem correct either, and I had a lot of trouble making the connections.
I ended up completely chopping mine up to get it to fit. I also plan to tape up all the seems to make it air tight. Maybe the kit should have included some tape in the first place!
October 20, 2015