We have an upstairs laundry room with the dryer vented directly into the attic space! House was built in '84, maybe had three previous owners before us. Not sure what the code was back then, but what you see in the picture was probably NEVER up to code to begin with!
- Is there anything I should keep in mind when running my new solid metal vent pipe to the outside exterior wall through this attic space?
- Since I'm dealing with insulation, does it have to be protected?
- Is there a certain clearance from the insulation required?
Our current dryer actually vents very close to the floor, so I would like the piping to run as low as possible to avoid lots/any flex tube for a straight shot outside. As you can probably tell from the picture, right now in the laundry room there is about 4' of flex hose connecting the bottom of the dryer to this higher up "vent" hole in the wall right into the attic.