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This Secondary Lint Trap is popular and we’ve seen it used with multiple motives.
NOTE: It is designed to be installed (recessed) in the cell of a 2x6 wall.
Many of our customers have alternatively installed it outside of the wall with leakage issues. Please read the section below detailing the modifications necessary to minimize pressurized discharge when not recessing the DryerTrap in the wall cavity.
This 180-degree lint trap exhibits male and female 4 inch connections connected to the 6x6x5.5” deep body. Framing stud mounting flanges are on each side. The cover plate door and integral screen is designed to friction lock against ½” or 5/8” drywall. The unit is sturdy, well designed and reasonably efficient. It features one hand operation with the door and screen combined as one solid unit. The door is finished in appliance white (powder coated) with clear inspection window. With a 5-1/2" depth, it can be installed in nominal 6" wood or metal stud walls. Screen is two layers of metal screen hemmed in a frame.
WHEN NOT RECESSING THE DRYERTRAP IN THE WALL CAVITY:
Hanging the DryerTrap on the wall or setting the unit on the floor is ok but requires a modification to prevent the pressurized discharge from escaping. Apply to the inside flat portion of the door circumference a strip of foam style weather-stripping. When closed, the rim will seal against the foam strip minimizing any leakage of air and lint.
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If more than 6 units are desired, either create a second (new) order or contact us prior to completing your order.
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A Quality Item
The Secondary Lint trap is a well made item. I installed it in horizontal orientation with access to clear the filter from an adjacent closet wall recess. I added a foam gasket and 2 threaded studs with wing nuts to the access door to ensure no air leakage. I also sealed all the seams of the unit with foil tape. What can I say? Belt and Suspenders for me! " I can hardly wait to put my new dryer to work and empty my secondary lint filter for the first time. Can you tell that I don't get out much? :-)
from Steamboat Springs, CO.
A Must Have
My house has a second floor laundry room and when it was built the dryer vent was built to blow out the front of the house. This caused all the lint to blow out and stick to the front of the house, top of the roof and left an ugly, horrible mess for everyone to see. My handyman found the DryerTrap online for me, took less than 1 hr to install it and it works beautifully. No more lint. I LOVED IT!!
from Vancouver, WA.
Very good product
Have used this item for the past few weeks. It is in a basement, so not installed in a wall. To mount it, I put 2 screws through the back into a 2x4. As suggested by others, I put weather strip around the cover to seal it ( should come this way). I also use large rubber bands to keep the seal tight. It works great. With the minor modifications above, it is perfect and protecting my vent fan.
I agree this is a great product. I installed dryer venting in an old home and my best option was to run the vent using a very long run to a basement window that has a window well. I didn't want lint building up in the window well, didn't want to pay for cleaning the ducts often because with the long run it would get expensive, and didn't want lint build-up in the pipes. I installed this right behind my dryer, between the Dryer Flex and the rigid pipe. I empty it every few dryer runs. The fit was loose so I tried weatherstripping as someone else had recommended, but couldn't get a tight fit. Instead I use 2 rubber bands to hold the cover on tight, and that works perfectly. Between this and using 2 dryer-ells for the angles, I feel like I have a pretty efficient system even though the vent is very long. Thanks for your creativity! I can't believe everyone doesn't have a secondary lint filter to prevent build-up in pipes.
from Washington, DC.
I did install the trap. The fittings are good but there should be a "female" on the bottom since the duct work goes up. Also the door itself should have some insulation around the edges to stop the heat and some lint from blowing out. I did install some weather stripping around the door edge inside the flange and it is tight and works really well.
from Fort Worth.
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