I am looking to move the washer/dryer into the 1st floor walk in closet. Part of the process is putting in a dryer vent. I have seen some in wall vents for dyers and considering that as an option.
My main question is how do you vent it through the top? (see image for a reference). Is it ok to completely cut the double top plate in the section it needs to run? This is not a load bearing wall.
As an alternative, is it possible to run it straight down? In that case, would it be ok to go through the sole plate?
Bonus Questions - this is partially related to this
Is it okay to have a dryer vent in the wall cavity? How difficult is it to clean something like I am describing? My worry is that I would have to climb into the attic, disconnect and clean it to the outside. It might be easier to clean if it went down and out, that way i could have an access panel or something to clean it in the basement.
Can a dryer be vented through the roof? The other question answered this somewhat which was a 'yes'. But would having it go straight up to the roof be easier to clean? Could just go on the roof and clean it straight down or even get it from the inside?
I ended up going below. It was a easier and straighter shot that trying to go up.