Dryer Vent Box FAQ's
The DBX Dryer Vent Boxes are simple, straightforward dryer vent receptacles that install in the wall behind the clothes dryer in the laundry room. The molded cavity provides storage space for dryer flex hose allowing the clothes dryer to be installed right against the wall. The DBX Dryer Vent Boxes also allow for the elimination of bends and kinks in the dryer flex exhaust hose. This improved airflow allows your dryer to work more efficiently (saving on energy costs) and minimizes lint buildup (a well documented fire hazard). How do I order/purchase the DBX Products? On the store locator page you can enter your zip code which will then pull up the supply houses near you. In case the search turns up no supply house please contact us either by email or phone and we can let you know which way is the best way to obtain the DBX products. You may reach us at 480-346-8240 or visit our Contact us page.
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The snap on trim ring does the following:
- Eliminates the need to caulk around the dryer vent box like other boxes.
- Eliminates any drywall repair like other dryer vent boxes.
- Matches the washer box in your laundry room.
Saves on time and labor costs.
- For contractors who don’t want mess with a trim ring we developed the DBX1017FR, it has flanges. The DBX900 also does not have a trim ring.
We sell through distribution/wholesalers only. Please contact us to find a location near you. You may reach us at 480-346-8240 or visit our Store locator page. For the weekend remodeler you can visit our online store
The DBX Dryer Vent Boxes are considered by most to be an inexpensive item. The price is set by the wholesaler. The determining factors are your relationship with your supply house and your volume of your business. Please contact your local HVAC or Plumbing Supply house for pricing.
We package the trim rings in a separate box. We consulted with numerous HVAC & Plumbing contractors. They all stated that the trim ring would get lost since it is installed days after the main receptacle is. They all agree that if we packaged the trim rings in a separate box it would resolve any issues.
If the supply house that you usually buy from does not carry the DBX Dryer Vent Boxes either ask them to call us or please let us know and we will contact them. We are always looking to add new supply houses. Bottom line-we will get you the DBX products one way or another-hassle free! You may reach us at 866-270-8240 or visit our Contact US page.
The DBX1000/DBX1000M/DBX1017FR have a total of 10 main receptacles and 10 trim rings. The trim rings & main receptacles are packaged separately to accommodate the time delay between rough in and trim out. The DBX1424 has a total of 5 Receptacles and 5 trim rings. They are packaged separately. The DBX900 is packaged 20 receptacles per carton.
Yes, the DBX 1000/DBX1000M/DBX1424 & DBX1017FR Dryer Vent Boxes can be turned or positioned in for venting up or down, it does not matter. Some other recessed boxes in the market make you buy a separate box for venting up and another box for venting down.
While the DBX 1000 Dryer Vent Box meets UL Standards for 94 HB Flammability Testing and is recognized by Underwriters Laboratories, it is not suitable for fire walls.
The DBX1000M-4 and the DBX1017FR are approved for a 1-hour firewall system. Please see installation instructions.
Yes they can! Keep in mind that the DBX1000 Dryer Vent Box is made out of plastic and the paint may scratch. The DBX 1000 is also rust proof. This is important to coastal areas where salt water & moisture in the air can rust metal receptacles. The DBX1000M/DBX1017FR & DBX1424 can also be painted.