Dryer-Ell 45 Degree Long-turn Elbow

15 Reviews


Dryer-Ell 45-Degree Long-turn Dryer Elbow overcomes length of run issues and increases efficiency. The Dryer-Ell has a longer radius and smooth interior that reduces friction. It can be measured the same as straight pipe, eliminating the run-length reduction currently required for other elbows in most building codes. This is for 4" dryer duct.

Technical note: A pair of mated 45s will provide 6.25" of offset.

Tip: Any sheet metal screw will work to mate the sections, but the easiest are the black Pro-Twist Pan Head Framing Sharp Point Screw #7 x 7/16″, which are common with HVAC tradesmen.

Screws are not included.

Learn about the Dryer-Ell Model LT90 Elbow here.


Ratings & Reviews

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by Brian| 9/15/2011 12:00:00 am

The 45ell worked great. Loved the way they go together. They have a nice sweep too them.Thanks for the product.

45 degree ell

by Brian| 3/3/2014 12:00:00 am

These are very well built. they are easy to work with as well.

Eliminated a 90

by Greg N.| 12/20/2021 12:00:00 am

There was a standard 90 elbow coming from ceiling level to attic area. Very sharp bend that would not allow the vent brush to pass through. A great deal of lint accumulated here, too. I used two 45's together to achieve a nice, smooth transition. And one more at roof line to attach to RoofNeck.

Excellent dryer products

by Ned Patterson| 9/6/2011 12:00:00 am

Your products are of the highest quality compared to anything available locally and the shipping was secure and fast, fast, fast. Pat

great idea, BUT

by Jay Roese| 5/11/2017 12:00:00 am

This is a great idea. But the stamping is a little poor. When assembled the male and female ends were inaccurate enough that there was not a tight fit. Slid into the other with little or no friction and they would not pull together when screwed or riveted. I would still purchase them but I hope the stamping process will improve.

great improvement for any venting

by a-p| 11/16/2013 12:00:00 am

I've used long 90's before, so i decided to try out a combination of two 45's. Both setups work excellent! The 90's are not very forgiving when your pipe is not in an exact straight line. I used mine in conjunction with a home depot adjustable 90 to make my pipes line up easier. Its been installed for a year now and works excellent. I used two 45's on a different project hoping it would allow for more flexibility in lining up pipes. Two 45's do require more clearance, but still fit between floor joists and work great.

Home Owner

by Barry Schoen| 5/12/2012 12:00:00 am

I just finished installing the DryerJack Zero, Long Turn 45 degree Ell and Dryer Box in a remodeled laundry room. Each item is a quality piece and I'm most pleased with how the install went together. I had a new roof put on 3 years ago and the installers used a square box with little slats--needless to say it was a perfect lint trap. I can hardly wait to run the dryer for the first time and see how efficient it is.

Long Run

by Bob| 10/18/2011 12:00:00 am

We live in a log home with a stone foundation. The only available place for a dryer exhaust was 39 feet from the dryer. I used a long turn 90 and 3 45's to weave around drain & waste plumbing in an 14" crawl space. Without the long turn fittings, I would have exceeded the dryer spec run length. The fittings went together easily and installed in a snap. Great product for the difficult situations! I would recommend these products to anyone.

Long run

by Jim| 2/22/2018 12:00:00 am

I had a run of almost 20 feet and needed as good a flow as I could get, so I didn't want to add another regular 90 degree elbow. Also, I needed to jog over away from the wall a few inches. I got two of these and was able to accomplish both requirements at the same time!

More efficient venting

by Dave| 12/20/2014 12:00:00 am

We bought two of these. It made routing the vent tube from the dryer to the outlet at the roof easier while allowing for a more efficient flow of air. As an appliance repair professional I can tell you the number one problem with dryers is inefficient air flow. Removing the standard 90 degree turns in favor of a couple 45's makes quite a difference. These elbows are also much beefier than the typical dryer vent elbows available at big box stores.

Part of a Comprehensive Solution

by Richard Allocca| 6/1/2012 12:00:00 am

The original builder of our house must have hired a bum for a mechanical contractor, because our dryer vent system was blocked, accumulated and then leaked condensate and destroyed the drywall below! Fixing the problem meant restoring airflow. We have an upstairs laundry room venting thru the attic to the roof. Using the long-turn ell resulted in vastly improved airflow and dramatically shorter drying times (120 minutes down to 35-40 minutes!).

Parts worked great

by Darren| 5/25/2015 12:00:00 am

I ordered 2 of the 45 degree sweeping elbows to put in a 23 ft run that already had 4 hard 90 degree elbows. I used them to splice in the LB1 Lint Blitzer by Tjernlund. They worked great and were easy to install. The zero resistance is what sold me on them but because there is always room for improvement I never give five stars. I would highly recommend these products.


by Ron Pettit| 8/12/2011 12:00:00 am

I would recommend the LT45 Long-Turn Ell to anyone, they saved me 3.5 feet of duct. Easy to use and the company was extremely attentive to making sure I was satisfied with the product

Stetson's Handyman

by Scot| 5/22/2011 12:00:00 am

Great product. Used them in opposing positions to get around roof obstacals and it worked very well.

Use Spooge & a screw & insulate the whole run

by A.J.| 3/13/2014 12:00:00 am

I am a BPI certified contractor and improving dryer duct runs is one of my ways to reduce Green House Gas Emmissions. Use these fittings wherever you can. Avoid flex pipe as much as possible. Duct sealant is another name for spooge. apply it gingerly to the seam before assembly and smooth out the inside if any squeezes out. The tabs and pipe ends can be evened up on the pipe by tapping a little and being smarter than the sheet metal. Also, it is possible to actually hard pipe right up to the dryer and move the washer in place last so you don't use flex on the dryer. This is a part that is worth purchasing because it will pay for itself eventually and installing it properly helps to keep the planet habitable for a little longer.