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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dryer Vent Hose Brush

As a follow up to a request by my friend Karen, I’m posting a few pictures of the flexible brush I use to clean out the Journey’s dryer vent hose.  It is soft and flexible enough to easily slide into the hose and catch lint, but not so rigid that it will tear the aluminum fabric dryer hoses.

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It is about 40 inches long.

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It has a soft bristle brush and easily coils up for storing.

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I can’t remember where I bought it, in might have been in a Dollar store or a Walmart.  I’ve had it for years so my feeble old brain has let me down.  At least now you know what it looks like so you can keep your eyes peeled for one.  Hope that helps!  :c)

15 comments:

  1. Looks like you have everything under control. we have ni washer dryer so don't need that stuff but handy to know,

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    1. We like the laundromat adventures too like Sue and Dog. 2 weeks worth of laundry done in an hour, a can be sociable too.

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  2. We are not one of the lucky ones to have an onboard washer/dryer system..but those laundromat adventures are always good for blogger fodder!..just think what you are missing!

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  3. Ha, looks like a group of us. Me too, no washer/dryer but by choice. We have the hook ups. But it's a cute brush. If it were smaller I could clean my camelback hose with it.

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  4. I can tell you right now that I won't be needing one. I certainly won't be cleaning any vents at the local laundry.

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  5. Thanks for posting the photo. That's an odd brush and I don't think I've seen anything like it. I'll keep my eyes open.

    I sure appreciate having our washer/dryer. I don't know how anyone has room in a motor home for two weeks of dirty clothes. :)

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  6. Those dryer vent brushes are great! I used one that was not the roll up kind like yours, but rather a long straight one. It worked great cleaning the sludge from my bathroom sink drain. I unscrewed the connection and fount all kinds of bad stuff. clinging to the inside of the pipes. Yeck... But that little guy did the trick. No more slow draining sink.

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  7. I'll take the opposite view here Paul. Have the washer and dryer and so very glad we do. No local laundromats for us.

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  8. I actually bought a Camelback hose cleaner brush after reading about Sherry getting one. When I looked on Amazon, several reviews stated they used theirs to clean the dryer vent :) I ordered one and Rick was able to get out gobs of lint reaming from the outside. I think our dryer works better since then. It's now become one of those monthly little chores :)

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  9. Thinking we need to find something like that. Even cleaning ours dutifully every month, it needs a bit more reaming out :)

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  10. I HATE laundromats.. and the scummy ick in the bottom of some of the washing machines are just not where I want to put my clothes, even if they are dirty.. haha.
    I love having our washer/dryer, especially now that we added the bike inner tubes on each side to keep it from shaking so much. Works great.
    Had to winterize the washing machine when we got home on sunday as we have below freezing temps again this week in Wisconsin. Some folks forget to winterize it, like the previous owners in our rig forgot. The plastic pump inside froze and cracked. Of Course you have to remove the machine from the cabinet, remove the top and sides, remove the belt and drum, just to get to the pump to change it out with a new $38 dollar one. argghhh so we make sure to winterize it now each time our rig is back in the cold temps!

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  11. What a great idea! It surely works better than my forceps.... I cannot tolerate laundromats. It is so much easier for me to do a load and have it done. No large accumulation of dirty clothes for me. I am going to look for one of those brushes.

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  13. Using a hose or your own brush is a great idea! I still hire a professional to come in and clean out the dryer vent for me about once or twice a year. I was shocked at how much lint they were able to get out of my dryer despite me using one of these brushes every few times of using the dryer.

    Rolando Ramirez @ Aardvark Dryer Vent

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