Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 10
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 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 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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by My2Cents Dont even bother!
I usually take reviews with a grain of salt because most people don't know how to install or fix things as a DIY project. However, with that said. Everything in all these reviews I have read are SPOT on! The product is not sealed around the edges; I can see holes and gaps around all the corners, the entrance and exit ports are too short and finally, if I have to purchase extra parts to make this product adapt, then why even bother in the first place. All I needed was an off set, I'm heading back for the traditional 90's and be done with it.
But I shouldn't blame the EE, I should blame myself for having a dead battery on my smartphone and being unable to read the reviews prior to purchase, would of laughed, inspected the product and handed it back to the EE! You don't even need to try to install it if you read the reviews, a visual inspection shows all you need to see. Unfortunately, I didn't look until after I tried to install the product, again, my FAULT!
Not looking for perfect, but this product worthless!
September 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by drdna Awful, awful product
This product is useless - completely useless. Collars are too short to allow one to secure and other kind of ducting to it. The holes are also the wrong size to accept other Everbilt ducting. Awful product. I shall be returning it tomorrow - less than 12 hours after purchasing it.
August 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MMBB I wish I had read the other reviews
I agree with the other reviews about the length of the collars that attach to the dryer and duct work- not long enough. This item is really almost useless. I trimmed the periscope area so I guess I can't return it. There is apparently a different design available that addressees these problems but I didn't recognize the issues until I tried to fit it. The other design wasn't available in the store.
April 7, 2015