Step 9: Reattach the Duct

Sealing outdoor dryer vent ducts
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Reassemble the metal ductwork and seal the joints with aluminum tape. (Don't connect the sections with screws, which snag lint.) The ends of the ductwork should fit snugly onto the dryer's exhaust and vent hood; no tape or hose clamps needed.
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      Adjustable pliers
    • paintbrush
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    • copper fitting brush
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    Shopping List

    1. STEEL-JACKETED WASHING MACHINE HOSES

    2. DRIP PAN (optional)

    3. 4-INCH ROUND STEEL DUCT with 90-degree elbows

    4. ALUMINUM DUCT TAPE