Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Read Instructions 1st
Great product. I have approximately 20ft of vent duct which is pieced together and held with small sheet metal screws and sealed with duct tape. There are x2 90° turns with in 4ft of each other for a continued direction zig-zag. I used x2 8ft sets from either end of duct.
Make sure to use a drill for continued brush rotation for any movement in the duct. This prevents any difficulty with flexibility especially in the turns.
I filled 4in in a 5gal bucket with semi-compressed lent. For use in interior spaces I recommend use of a cheap respirator mask to prevent breathing the dust. If you put too torque on the links they will snap as they are flexible. To prevent this only snake small portions and back out at a time clearing the lent at each back out.
February 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hoss Broken rod
Great concept and will work fine for short, straight run. Some reviews said it could break off in the duct but I figured they didn't use it correctly. The first time I used it a rod broke and I decided right then that I wasn't going to chance that happening somewhere in a crawl space. I checked out a "linteater". Same concept, same price range, but the rods are much more flexible so I bought one and I'm happy with it.
May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShadowMarine Works Great
Pretty simple to use and it really does the trick. I duct taped the connections as it was recommended and used it on the inside and the outside. My dryer works like new now. I've also had three friends borrow this and use it and they all liked it.
May 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Poor quality rods
One rod snapped within few seconds of first use! Luckily it was the one still attached to a cordless drill and not the one inside the 4" dryer duct. We tried cleaning a part of the duct with remaining rods and it seems to functions very well. But I am not sure how long the remaining rods will last so its going back.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AG works great
The brush works great. I recommend it to everyone.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GatorMark Actually Works
I needed 14', so I had to get two kits, and it worked with no problems. You have to make sure you only go clockwise when you're using it as that's the direction to attach the extensions. If you set the drill to go the opposite way, you could unscrew the extensions leaving the brush and some of the poles in your vent. Otherwise, this went up the vent and through two bends before reaching the roof. Having a shop vac running down at the bottom with me kept the falling lint chunks in check. Also, the polls are round, so to get the drill to hold them you have to clamp down on the chuck.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AL It does the job
This product does the job it is intended for. Easy to setup and use.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JC Worse than worthless
The brush got stuck in the middle of the vent pipe and the connections on the rods immediately stripped so I could pull all the rods out, but the brush remained wedged in the tube.
After hours of effort, we were finally able to extricate the brush, saving an expensive visit from a plumber. But in doing so removed a lot of lint that the brush wasn't helpful in removing anyway.
So at best it doesn't work very well and at worst it can end up stuck in the vent. Home Depot should not even sell this product.
March 9, 2016