Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronald12399 The unit was a breeze to install.
The unit was easy to fit and install. Due to its design, it saved on space.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Works Well
The installation wasn't too easy, because you need to push the dryer into place and connect one end at the same time. That is not a fault of the product, but just know that going in. Also, if your exhaust vent to the outside if very close to the corner of a wall, the corner of the vent will hit the wall when you use the vent at an angle.
Make sure to use the crimp side for the connection to the outside vent, and the smooth side for the exhaust vent from the dryer. It will not work otherwise, and will leak exhaust.
It saved me a bunch of space, a traditional aluminum flex tube was around 6.5" and this was about 4.5". I needed the vent to be under 5.5", so I was very pleased with how the installation ended up.
A tin snip is required to trim the vent to size.
October 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DGF14 Great Product!
This product allowed us to get the back of the dryer as close as 3 inches from the wall. It was easy to install and only took about 30 minutes to install it. This made it possible for us to have the front load dryer in the space provided in our laundry room and gave enough clearance for the laundry room door to close.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Krakka17 Worked out perfectly
I bought this because I made a built in pedastil for my washer and dryer. They were raised 20" and closer to the wall so the conventional corrugated tube wouldn't work this was adjustable to the height and ANGLE I needed, I couLdnt have made the project work without it.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1Handygirl Doesn't buy you any space no matter how you trim it.
The dryer could go back no further than it was with the round flexible hose. While the periscope itself is thinner the metal that sticks out to connect it to the dryer and wall and still be able to clamp it in place cancels out anything you saved with the narrower tube. Even after we trimmed it down with snips. Very disappointing. Ended up going back to the flexible style because it is easier to pull out the dryer for cleaning with it. Couldn't return it because we cut it. Out the money. Would not recommend if you are getting it for space saving only. Might be good for other reasons in some applications different from ours.
December 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brian periscope review
Recommended - but w/ caveat that it is not that easy to install in a small space (the very situation which prompted the purchase. Saved about 1 1/2 inches of space; had hoped for more. But, in such a small laundry room, every bit helps. Tin material seemed very flimsy, consequently I am worried about how long this might hold up.
July 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Cheaply made
This product is very cheaply made and in fact fell apart while trying to install. I finally gave up and threw it in trash. It will probably work for most people...but be very careful in handling as it will collapse into itself if you put too much pressure on it when installing. Also you will need to buy a roll of very good aluminum duct tape to seal the whole thing up so air does not leak out of it when in use. Difficult to line up and install when pushing dryer into position....you have to be a contortionist to accomplish !
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LikeAPro This product was the best find I ever had. It worked perfectly over the use of a 4" flex vent tube.
I first bought a 4" flexible dryer vent. After connecting it to the dryer and the wall outlet vent, it would not allow me to push the dryer back into place w/o kinking. The dryer periscope is adjustable and with minor "tin snipping" to the length I required, it was like magic once I attached the end to the dryer with screws, and approximated its length, I slowly moved the dryer back towards where it meets the wall vent opening. It just slipped snugly into the opening, w/o requiring a clamp. Best of all, any minor positioning of the dryer sideways can easily be done because the "periscoping" allows its length to change and remains connected at both ends. My application required a center-to-center distance of 13.5", and this required shortening.
December 23, 2014