I was in my crawlspace and noticed there was dryer lint in one area. I looked up and see that I have my duct that serves as my dryer vent connected to the piece of duct that runs up to the laundry room via duct tape. That duct tape gave out over time and the pipe was really just hanging there kind of connected to the duct.
Now, to make it a little more bizaare the piece of duct that comes down from my laundry room is some sort of square 90 degree box thing. From underneath it looks like a register going up (only no duct work).
So, I have a duct taped galvanized pipe butted up against this square piece of duct. The pipe has a tabbed end with the tabs bent out. and the pipe is just against the square and then tape holds that.
This is obvioulsy not a permanent or even good solution. Please help me out on how to fix this in any way that does not involve me ripping out all the crap that is there now.
I cannot put the tabs into place as that would be like screws in the pipe and that is not allowed as it would catch lint and clog or catch fire. I can't replace the tabbed end with a normal duct perferated end as sticking the end into the square piece would also cause a lint trap.
What a mess
I will try to create a picture to demonstrate this, but if anyone can interpret what I have spelled out please help me.
Here is a picture: