2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Dryerbox Eliminates Vent "Snake"
Rick Harpenau, inventor/owner of Dryerbox, built homes for 13 years and knew customers wanted a way to avoid having to position the dryer away from the wall.
"Homeowners often push the dryer farther in and squish the hose so much that it creates a severe bottleneck or blockage," says Harpenau. That reduces the dryer's efficiency and promotes the collection of lint in the exhaust conduit, creating a potential fire danger.
Harpenau's Dryerbox, combined with his more recent invention, the Dryer-Ell (a long turn elbow that replaces the typical 3-in. radius elbow), has changed how dryer ventilation is installed in new homes.
"Our products are going into one out of three new homes," he says, adding that 1.7 million Dryerboxes have been installed since he started manufacturing and marketing them in 2000.
Dryerboxes are made in the U.S., and models cost about $22. To find a dealer, check out the store locator page on the company's website. Or, Dryerboxes can be purchased online.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc., 810 Saturn Street, Suite 21, Jupiter, Florida 33477 (ph 888 443-7937; www.dryerbox.com).
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