dryer was really inconvenient. I decided to rearrange things and, when I was done, I was very pleased with myself that the new setup was much more convenient and gave me a lot more room in my washroom. That was until I realized I had 1 problem; nowhere to vent my dryer. Ugh.
My first thought was that I was going to have to make a new hole in the wall, which I really didn’t want to do. So I went online, did some research and found Vent Works and their window vent insert. With shipping included it was less than $60 which, frankly, was a lot better option than trying to drill a hole and put a vent in the wall myself. It arrived 5 days later, but that included a weekend so it actually was delivered quite fast.
What impressed me first was how strong and well made the vent was. I was expecting something flimsier and was pleasantly surprised. I’m quite sure that this will last longer than the house itself. Installation couldn't have been easier. It literally took me about 2 minutes and the vent was in the window, ready to have the dryer hose attached. (If you've ever put a window air conditioner in a window its exactly the same but, luckily, without the weight.) The vent is adjustable to any normal size window, and there were no tools necessary to install it.
It took me about another three minutes to attach the dryer vent hose and secure it in place and I was done. The exhaust hole was exactly the right width for a standard dryer vent hose. It was surprisingly easy thank goodness, because frankly I’m not exactly the epitome of do-it-yourselfers. The vent also comes with an aluminum door on the outside to stop back drafts, and it’s just as well made as the rest of the vent. The cover over the vent exhaust hole is big too, so the vented air flows freely.
So, the positive points:
1. Heavyweight, durable galvanized steel
2. So easy and quick to install a monkey could do it
3. Easily adjustable to the specific size of the window
4. Made in the USA!
The negative points:
As far as I can see, there is nothing negative to say whatsoever. This was absolutely the perfect solution to my problem. I’ve been using it for about a month now and it works flawlessly.
I'm very pleased with this purchase and I highly recommend Vent Works and their window dryer vent aka adjustable window vent insert.
Once the necessary supplies have been acquired, the first step in this process will be to use the tape measure to find out what the height and width of the window in question is. After this is done, lay the acrylic sheet on a flat surface and trace out the exact measurements of the window onto the sheet.
If you're going to be using the window dryer vent as a permanent solution and you live in harsh climates, we suggest you insulate it. In this article, we show how to insulate the window vent with rigid foam board insulation which is our preferred method, then describe insulation effectiveness.
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