How to Install a Dryer Vent

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Corded drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Tin snips

Hole saw, 4-1/4-in. diameter, Leather gloves

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 4-in. duct
  • 4-in. elbows
  • Foil tape
  • Duct cap
  • Pipe straps
  • Exterior caulk
  • Vent cap