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9 ft. Semi-Rigid Dryer Duct

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This 8 ft. Semi-Rigid Dryer Duct is a semi-rigid dryer duct that fits most dryers. This duct is easy to install. It is also includes 2 clamps.

  • Fits most dryers
  • Semi-rigid design
  • 8 ft. for length
  • Includes 2 clamps

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when putting on the dryer vent hose, it says to make sure the hose isnt smashed or bent,how do we keep from doing that?

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bakersfield,ca
February 17, 2013
i cant figure it out
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July 14, 2016
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Being extremely careful and extending it the least possible.
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June 5, 2016
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It's easiest to have one person on each end and gently pull it until it is fully extended, or as long as you need it.
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December 8, 2015
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This is just my opinion, but I would say simply do your best to keep it from getting smashed. A little distortion is not going to matter, but you don't want to obstruct the air flow too much.
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June 23, 2015
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Sometimes you may need to re-round the vent connection on the house to better fit the round vent hose. A good pair of plyers or locking pliers can help. You may also want to bend in the edges (1/4" or so) slightly on the house vent pipe (if it is aluminum or tin, as most are) so that the dryer hose slides more easily on to the house fitting. Make sure you loosen and put on the clamps prior to connecting Read More
Sometimes you may need to re-round the vent connection on the house to better fit the round vent hose. A good pair of plyers or locking pliers can help. You may also want to bend in the edges (1/4" or so) slightly on the house vent pipe (if it is aluminum or tin, as most are) so that the dryer hose slides more easily on to the house fitting. Make sure you loosen and put on the clamps prior to connecting the hose.
It take patience, sometimes a spray of wd-40 or another lubricant onto the house fitting will help as well. Read Less
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September 16, 2014
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You can use a wire coat hanger to support lifting the hose off the floor and help put it behind the dryer as you move it into place. Don't just use the hook it already has, it will puncture the new dryer hose. Rather, stretch the coat hanger longways and make a hook at the opposite end with your hand. This end will have two wires for added strength and prevent poking into the new dryer hose.
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You can use a wire coat hanger to support lifting the hose off the floor and help put it behind the dryer as you move it into place. Don't just use the hook it already has, it will puncture the new dryer hose. Rather, stretch the coat hanger longways and make a hook at the opposite end with your hand. This end will have two wires for added strength and prevent poking into the new dryer hose.
Then you simply use the hook to lift and support the hose so you can and locate it as you move the dryer into place. You can also purchase a right angle vent swivel that will prevent the hose from crimping behind the dryer.
CAUTION: Be very careful you don't use the wire back there while you are also trying to plug the dryer into the wall. Shorting the coat hanger to the 220 V socket is a bad thing. I suggest getting things close, then plugging in and finally moving things into place using the coat hanger as you get closer to the wall.
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April 22, 2014
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be careful
pull the hose apart and form it before putting it in place
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November 17, 2013
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Buy a different brand/type.
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February 17, 2013
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Hello,
Thank you for your question on the GE dryer.
An elbow may need to be added to keep it from bending. Please see the installation instructions for all specifications and details on venting
UL now requires that all dryers be installed with either rigid or flexible metal ducting. Rigid is preferred. Plastic duct work is no longer approved for a safe installation. The white flexible plastic ducts Read More
Hello,
Thank you for your question on the GE dryer.
An elbow may need to be added to keep it from bending. Please see the installation instructions for all specifications and details on venting
UL now requires that all dryers be installed with either rigid or flexible metal ducting. Rigid is preferred. Plastic duct work is no longer approved for a safe installation. The white flexible plastic ducts tend to contract over time where there is a curve and allow less than a 4" diameter at 90 degree turns. Lint tends to build up in these areas and has caused fires in some cases.
GE now strongly recommends only rigid dryer ducts or UL-listed semi-rigid dryer ducts kit #WX08X10077. Any dryer ducts used must be UL-listed The vent length charts found in the installation instructions have been updated, no semi-rigid or foil dryer ducts may be used in lengths greater than 8-feet.
I hope this helps.
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can this be trimmed to size? (only need 4 feet)

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Absolutely
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March 1, 2016
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I did not need to, but you could trim it with a pair of tin snips or something of the sort. It comes compressed, so you can also simply not expand it fully, and then you could stretch it out later if the need arose.
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Sure, you will just need a good pair of tin snips and heavy gloves to avoid being cut by the sharp edge.
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July 29, 2015
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Hello kacey - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. Yes, the dryer duct should be trimmed as needed. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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July 28, 2015
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Yes, this product can be shortened to the length desired.
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My dryer vent box has an "oval" connection instead of round.

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April 18, 2015
The hose connection on my dryer vent box is not round. It is "oval" shaped. Also it seems to be just a fraction larger than the standard 4" vent hose. I saw in the specs that this hose is 4.5"... Do you think could be shaped into an "oval" to fit on my vent box?
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The question you should ask is does it fit? Being very careful try to measure the oval circumference/ perimeter vs. the semi-rigid duct. If the oval is larger do not even try. This duct is fragile and will break. Either at installation or later as the machine vibrates.
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I had a similar issue, my connection to the external vent was oval (I had never seen that before) but I was able to bend and shape it using just my hands and get a decent fit. Of course, as an added precaution, a nice layer of duct tape is in order! LOL
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You might want to pick up an adapter.
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It's probably too late but check out this video:
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Will this hose bend 90 degrees?

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I need to make a 90 degree bend coming out of the dryer then run up about 4 feet to another 90 degree bend to go out of the house.
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Gradually, never a sharp 90 degrees. Try a long radius 90 degrees.
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You can bend it without crimping it, it is flexible enough for a gentle bend, or you can also purchase a 90 degree 4" angle ducts. That's what I did.
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Hi Jeff, yes you can bend this semi rigid hose. I prefer this hose to the aluminum foil hose which is very light and not very sturdy.
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New type of dryer duct hose Needed two 8-foot sections. It was harder to connect the two than expected, but after some extended effort and a duct tape seal, it seems secure. August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New dryer...new duct Very helpful sales associate recommended new duct when I purchased new dryer. The old duct looked fine on the outside and I did not intend to replace. However, Daniel suggested the inside of the duct was probable clogged and that I should replace it and he was spot on. Thanks Daniel at the Prescott store! August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works like a dream We moved and our old dryer duct was filled with lint... this new duct was just what we needed. it's long so you can cut it if needed and it is very good quality. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy setup This product was easy to install and not as fragile when stretched as needed July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Serves the purpose. Easy to install. Purchased when I bought my new LG washer and dryer from Home Depot. July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unsatisfactory Deforms too easily. Clamps shown as included were not. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 8 Foot Semi-Rigid Dryer Duct I needed to replace another rigid dryer duct that was on my dryer because of lint build up when my dryer was taking longer than usual to dry, and I was assuming it wasn't getting adequate air flow out of the vent, which is usually the case. After I removed it, it did have quite a bit of lint build up, so I wanted to replace it for fire prevention and safety reasons. It's fairly easy to replace. To keep from bending the tube and damaging it, it's best to have someone else stand on the other end and help you stretch it out all the way. I needed the full 8 feet to reach my vent outlet. Shorter sizes are available if needed. I've read that you really shouldn't have excess bends or an overly long duct for the best operation and safety. It was kind of a tight fit to attach the duct to my dryer, so I also purchased a 90 degree crimped elbow and attached it to the dryer with a band clamp, so the install was much easier, and will be much easier to install a new dryer duct in the future when this one needs to be replaced or cleaned. They're relatively cheap to replace, so I usually just replace them rather than go to the trouble to try to clean them. It's much sturdier than the cheaper foil vents, which can get holes in them relatively easy, if the dryer is ever moved, so it lasts longer. June 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This product is awful! I want to know how to get it to 8 feet without crimping it or bending it. Poor construction, design whatever. June 2, 2016
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