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Stackable washer & dryer - vent hole question.

Posted by gma_j (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 20, 08 at 14:36

I had posted this on the appliance forum and it was suggested I post it here with all of you knowledgeable people.

In our new build, I am planning on a stackable washer and dryer. My husband would like to get a hole cut for the venting. Would any of you know where the hole whould be cut for the dryer? Height from floor? Where on the back of machine? Thank you. ( I haven't picked out the set as yet, so wondering in the hole would be standard )


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RE: Stackable washer & dryer - vent hole question.

Doesn't matter much, anywhere behind the dryer from about 12" off the floor to anywhere above or below the height of the dryer, left or right.

The vent pipe is easy to accomodate to the location of the hole. Is it going directly through the wall to the outside ?


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RE: Stackable washer & dryer - vent hole question.

If you're planning a stacked washer/dryer it would make sense to place the vent line in the vicinity of the dryer vent port. If you don't know which washer dryer combination you'll be buying, then it might make sense to place the vent through the outside wall centered in the area of the laundry pair but slightly below the level of the bottom of the dryer. It's never a good idea to have vent ducting running vertically up, if it can be avoided. That being said, the shorter the vent line -- the better -- so if you can make your choice of appliances now, you can have the vent opening placed at an optimal location where it won't conflict with other connections for electrical, plumbing or gas lines -- but be as short as possible.


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