Dexter Laundry T-50X2 EXPRESS (Commercial) User Manual

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CAUTION: The dryer and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system
during any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (34.5 mbar). The dryer must
be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (34.5 mbar).

6. EXHAUST INSTALLATION. (Refer to Figure 3 at the end of section 6.) Exhausting of the dryer(s) should

be planned and constructed so that no air restrictions occur. Any restriction due to pipe size or type of installation
can cause slow drying time, excessive heat, and lint in the room.

From an operational standpoint, incorrect or inadequate exhausting can cause a cycling of the high limit

thermostat, which shuts off the main burners and results in inefficient drying.

The exhaust duct connection near the top of the dryer will accept an 8” (200 mm) round duct. Individual

exhausting of the dryers is recommended. All heat, moisture, and lint should be exhausted outside by attaching a
pipe of the proper diameter to the dryer adapter collars and extending it out through an outside wall. This pipe
must be very smooth on the inside, as rough surfaces tend to collect lint, which will eventually clog the duct and
prevent the dryer from exhausting properly. All elbows must be smooth on the inside. All joints must be made
so the exhaust end of one pipe is inside the next one downstream. The addition of an exhaust pipe tends to
reduce the amount of air the blower can exhaust. This does not affect the dryer operation if held within practical
limits. For the most efficient operation, it is recommended that no more than 14 ft. (4.25 m) of straight 8 in.
diameter pipe with two right angle elbows be used for each cylinder.

Maintain a minimum of 1” (25mm) clearance between duct and combustible material.

If the exhaust pipe passes through a wall, a metal sleeve of slightly larger diameter should be set in the wall

and the exhaust pipe passed through this sleeve. This practice is required by some local codes and is
recommended in all cases to protect the wall.

This type of installation should have a means provided to prevent rain and high winds from entering the

exhaust when the dryer is not in use. A hood with a hinged damper can be used for this purpose. Another
method would be to point the outlet end of the pipe downward to prevent entrance of wind and rain. In either
case, the outlet should be kept clear, by at least 24 in. (610 mm) of any objects, which would cause air

Never install a protective screen over the exhaust outlet.

When exhausting a dryer straight up through a roof, the overall length of the duct has the same limits as

exhausting through a wall. A rain cap must be placed on top of the exhaust and must be of such a type as to be
free from clogging. The type using a cone shaped “roof” over the pipe is suitable for this application.

Exhausting the dryer into a chimney or under a building is not permitted. In either case there is a danger of lint

buildup, which can be highly combustible.

Installation of several dryers, where a main discharge duct is necessary, will need the following considerations

for installation (see Figure 3). Individual 8” (200 mm) exhaust ducts from each dryer should enter main
discharge duct at a 45-degree angle in the direction of discharge airflow.

NOTE: Never install the individual ducts at a right angle into the main discharge duct.
The individual ducts from the dryers can enter at the sides or bottom of the main discharge
duct. Figure 3 indicates the various round main duct diameters to use with the individual
dryer ducts. The main duct can be rectangular or round, provided adequate airflow is
maintained. The total exhausting (main discharge duct plus duct outlet from the dryer)
should not exceed the equivalent of 14 ft. (4.25 m) and two elbows. The diameter of the
main discharge duct at the last dryer must be maintained to exhaust end.

NOTE: A small diameter duct will restrict airflow; a large diameter duct will reduce air velocity - both

contributing to lint build up. An inspection door should be provided for periodic clean out of the main duct.