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Old 07-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Dryer

I have a 2012 RW36RL, I bought in new and had it Washer/Dryer prepped.
We want to add them now and discovered that there is no dryer vent? Is there a specific place to drill the hole so as not to hit wires, braces, etc?
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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The hole will vary in placement for every dryer. When I mounted mine for instance, I made a raised platform for the dryer so the cat litter box could be under it. I was very happy that there WASN'T a hole already cut as it would have been too low.

You'll need to pick out your unit and then drill the hole where it needs to be.

You could also use the newer Spledide that is ventless I would guess.
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Thanks for the input, how did you know where to cut the hole as as not to cut a support stinger?
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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anywhere behind the dryer you're safe. I got a wall drawing from Redwood and the only metal support on the dryer side is in about 6" from the left slide wall. There are no wires behind the dryer. I used a piece of foamboard poster board that I got from Walmart. Positioned the dryer where it was going to sit and then pushed it back firmly. The Outlet ring made an indentation in the foam. centered my 4" hole saw and made the pilot drill then took off the poster board and drilled till my wife saw the pilot come thru the outside. taped off the area outside on the coach and then made the second drill thru from the outside so there was no splintering of the finish. Used a chrome Splendide dryer vent kit from Amazon as where mine came thru I had two different paint colors.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:39 PM   #5
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I drilled our previous SOB dryer vent, but prior to drilling on wall behind dryer if you inspect closely you may find covered nails if there is any studs, also used an awl to punch inside of 4" diameter to test for anything within that area. However careful you are it still has a pucker factor of about 10!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:44 PM   #6
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I drilled mine as well. Not much in that wall - (no wires, pipes, just a couple of metal studs).

For me it was way to hard to hit it directly out from the dryer, so I went to a spot that I would be in the black and used shallow elbows on the back with flex to get from the dryer to the vent.
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