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Old 05-04-2020, 05:17 PM   #1
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Help with dryer vent location

Hello, we are in a 2018 Columbus 298RL and are installing a washer/dryer combo. Our hook ups are located at the front of the 5th wheel in the bedroom closet. There is a sticker that says the vent goes "Here." But I do not trust it just yet.

It would be venting into the cap. There seems to be about a foot deep of space behind it, as the shelves in the closet next to the washer/dryer side extend further back by about a foot.

I see no venting on the outside that would allow the cap to breath. If this is the correct vent location, does the cap maybe vent to the attic space?

Anyone know if the cap vent location on this model is safe?

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Drilled an exploratory hole and put a camera in. Large open space...looks like it connects to the attic.
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On the 2 fifth wheels we owned, the vent hole locator was to the side and went from one side of the sidewall to the outside. Only about 2.5"

You're right to suspect that location of yours. I would give the manufacturer a call. Don't rely on the sales people.

Even if the vent hole location is correct, it would still be warm moist air traveling around your interior. That almost certainly spells bad things in the future.

Just my .02 worth.
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It would be venting into the cap. There seems to be about a foot deep of space behind it, as the shelves in the closet next to the washer/dryer side extend further back by about a foot.

I see no venting on the outside that would allow the cap to breath. If this is the correct vent location, does the cap maybe vent to the attic space?
As someone else noted I'd be calling the manufacturer's support line for clarification. My guess is it needs to vent all the way to the outside. I suspect that the placard really means "There is no interior wall structure here so you can safely drill a big hole."

Our Splendide 2100XC vents to the outside and that thing tosses a fair amount of lint on the exterior. That would be a problem in an enclosed space like inside an end cap, especially with the high humidity of the exhaust air.

The newer 2100XCs do not have a removable, manually cleanable lint filter. They have some kind of automatic lint filter backflushing mechanism that flushes the majority of the lint out the waste water drain (into the gray tank).

But there is an undocumented cleaning procedure you need to run occasionally that gets the remainder of the lint out or eventually you can experience an overheat shutdown or significantly longer drying times. We had the overheat shutdown error code and Westland Support sent us the cleaning procedure, which fixed the overheat problem and returned the original drying performance.

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Thank you folks.


Called the dealer and asked about it. They said the sticker was likely just placed there on accident or ignorance.


She's venting out the side already and wife is on the 4th load of laundry
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She's venting out the side already and wife is on the 4th load of laundry
Yeah, mine does that also. We have a fight and then she cleans to vent some of her steam.

I'm kind of surprised she hasn't gotten wise to that tactic yet.

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Lol Ray...




Well her fun didn't last long..the jokers that install the drain plumbing did something wrong. I have a piece joining to an elbow. The order goes: check valve (looks like it), below that a small section, then the 90. That small section's joint to the elbow leaks bad.


I've done lots of plumbing in my life, but never seen this before. The joint just spins freely... not threaded at all. So if it relies on compression the check valve has to be screwed in more I suppose, but it's tight already!


May just put some plumbers putty around the joint...always something to fix on these slapped together units.
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Can you post a picture and point out the part that spins? I thought most PVC joints use that glue that actually melts the PVC together.

If there's no P-trap then the "check valve", if it's large, could be an HepvO valve.

https://hepvo.com/

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