Idea Exchange: Clean dryer vents with an endotracheal tube vacuum extender

Jun 01, 2012
By staff

Our dryer was constantly getting clogged from hair and lint that passed through the lint screen. I assembled a flexible extension to fit on our wet-dry vacuum to clean the hard-to-reach areas like the dryer vent. I attached an old endotracheal tube to a cut 60-ml syringe case that slides onto the vacuum hose. Since I've started using the extension, we've had fewer dryer service calls and decreased the smell of burning pet hair.

J. Firestone, veterinary assistant
San Diego, Calif.