Can I wrap dryer vent with fabric?

ailene54April 8, 2014

I'm trying to fix up my laundry/mud room and would like to wrap the dryer vent (it's metal) with material. Is this safe? Vent goes thru mudroom ceiling into the garage and eventually out the side of the house. If this isn't safe, is there a safe way of making ugly visible dryer vent look better?

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snoonyb

If it's not a flexible metal, it's probably galvanized, so, wipe it with vinegar, prime with a galv. primer and paint to match the wall.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:01AM
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ailene54

Snoonyb thanks for replying. I didn't wrap with fabric was scared it could catch on fire.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 11:08PM
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alan_s_thefirst

Absolutely correct. Fabric would have been dangerous.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 1:42AM
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