I'm thinking about installing a recessed dryer box like this.
Apparently with 4" studs you have to compress the vent into an oval shape inside the wall. Then I assume you have to cut the framing at the top of the wall so the pipe can pass through.
My questions are:
- How do I modify the framing at the top of the wall where I sever the 2x4? I assuming something should be done to brace the section that was cut out.
- If I'm doing this on an existing wall, would I be better off just opening the entire section of sheet rock between the studs? I do have a lot of work to do with sheet rock and this wouldn't add much more to it.
- Has anyone tried this as new or old construction? Should I just keep the vent external to the wall?