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Dryer Vent Extension


When dryer lint builds up in the dryer vent pipe, it can drastically slow down the time it takes to dry clothes. Danny demonstrates how a dryer vent booster fan can help solve the problem.  ...More




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Dryer Vent Extension

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When dryer lint builds up in the dryer vent pipe, it can drastically slow down the time it takes to dry clothes. Danny demonstrates how a dryer vent booster fan (Fantech DBF110) can help solve the problem.



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  1. Michael Says:
    July 31st, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Where can this booster fan be purchased?

  2. Official Comment:

    Ben Says:
    August 9th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Michael,
    The fan we used was made by Fantech (model number DBF110). You can read more about it at their website at http://www.fantech.net It is available from several suppliers online.

  3. dylan chalmers Says:
    August 15th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    well michael that is a dumb question.

  4. Kristi Says:
    January 1st, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    We are in need of an inline fan, but our ducting runs inside the walls and is not accessible except for the metal piece coming from the wall to the dryer, and the part the vents to the outside. Is there an inline fan that can be installed on the exterior, where the vent exhausts to the outside?

  5. rachel Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Yes Kristi, there is an exterior fan that works just like the inline ones. They are more expensive 125+. I think fantech makes them as well. I could be off, I researched this last year. Just do a web search for exterior dyer booster fans. You should be able to find something.

  6. john Says:
    January 15th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Is it common for a dryer boost fan to have water dripping from it??? I have noticed when my wife is drying towels for example there is a lot of moisture…. Water will actually drip from my dryer boost fan, which means my dryer ducting will rust out eventually??? This is in a new home, what should I do????

  7. Lisa Says:
    May 7th, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Great demo! Thanks a lot!

  8. adam Says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I get water built up in my lines which are probably just a little to long, but are not clogged and my cloths dry in one cycle. I think this booster fan will help am i right?

    I have the same situation as Kristi my vents are inside the walls except for a 8 inch piect comming down from my celling. can this be hooked up there or is it to close to the dryer, will the prssure of the fan blow out my fire?

  9. chris Schaden Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    WE live in a westward facing condo on the 12th floor in Denver, Co. I have the dryer vent booster and it has worked fine. I had a guy come and clean the venting which runs about 30′ to the outside. Since he was here the thing runs all the time if the wind is blowing hard from the West…. the dryer isn’t on it just goes on and runs and then stops and then the wind causes it to go on again??? There evidently is a baffle inside near the exterior and he did have to reattach it after the cleaning What is going on??? it didn’t do this before. is the baffle on backwards or what??

  10. Greg Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    All looks good except only using a brush with no air pressure to clean the dryer vent is pointless. We use a duct blower to blow air through the vent while also using a brush to make sure everything is removed from the corners etc inside the pipe. Using the blower also allows us to find and repair any breaks or leaks in the system. Using a 3 or 4 inch pellet chimney brush and poly rods allows us to clean the entire length of the system no matter how long.

  11. jjeffrey hosman Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I have looked at many, many online Video Demos over the years and frankly VERY few of them were worthwhile to me.
    That is until today when i have, for the 1st time, found your site.
    I have looked at multiples of the Videos on your site and i just want to compliment you on how well done these Videos are.
    Your presentations are Straightforward, very easy to understand and follow, even for those who have never done what you are demonstrating. Your Presentations are filled with very easy to understand, step by step, Professional explanations that walks us each through what you are doing AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE DONE and your tone of voice and easy going demeanor make us feel as if you really care about helping your listeners successfully understand what truly is the best way to do each particular Project.
    Just giving you and your site a 5 star review. A wonderful Job, Danny and Crew. Keep up the great work!
    This world needs more, authentically great, folks such as you

    Regards
    jjeffrey hosman
    jjeffrey1@comcast.net

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  12. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Jeffery,
    Thank you for the kind words! Glad to hear our videos have been of help.

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