Dryer Vent Size Mismatch

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  1. Apr 1, 2013 #1

    rdb90

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    Hi there,

    I just moved into a recently renovated apartment. The 3 inch dryer tube feeds into a main vent (4 inch) to the outside. When the contractors attached the tube from the dryer to vent, they just taped it together. Shortly after I moved in, the connection broke and my porch turned into a sauna. I tried to use a circular connector (you screw a screw on the side, and it tightens) but it didn't work.

    Is there any way that I can make a solid connection?
     
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    nealtw

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    The lumber yard should be able to sell you a 3" to 4" adaptor, and welcome to the site.
     
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    rdb90

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    Thanks for the response!

    I bought an adaptor tonight and the 3 inch end was the exact same size as the dryer tube and I couldn't get it to fit. Maybe I bought the wrong thing or maybe I'm far too tired to be doing anything right now... haha

    This looks similar to the thing I bought: http://images.rakuten.com/PI/0/250/246263981.jpg

    Any ideas as to what I did wrong
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 #4

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    Yup, infact you needed a 4" to 3" adaptor. You should be able to find a plastic one that is only 3" long. Before you leave the store try it on their other fitting. It wants to fit over the 4" end and inside the 3" end.
     

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