Dryerbox Model DB-480
Up or Down Venting, 2x6 Wall

SKU DB-480
17 Reviews


With the recent popularity of front loader laundry appliances, the addition of a pedestal or stand to increase the height has created perhaps an unknown for the builder in regards to where the Dryerbox will be installed.  

The motivation created a 65% larger, more versatile receptacle.   The new model 480 Dryerbox can accommodate dryers that are on a pedestal or not and… can be mounted in any direction resulting in a universal receptacle (one size fits all theory).  

Wide enough to fit comfortably in 16 inch on center stud spacing and 4-1/4 inches deep to fit in 2 by 4 walls that have been firred out with one 1x2.  

Previously, in order to service a downward exhaust direction, the “down” box was necessary. The new 480 accommodates both mounting directions.  

Installs in 2X6 (or 2X4 walls with furring strip) for venting up or down with a larger receiving area to accommodate pedestal and stand-alone dryers.  

Model 480 Dryerbox® - 22 gauge deep drawn recessed dryer vent box with gas port measures 4 1/4 inches deep from nailing flange.  

  • 22 gauge aluminized steel weighing 7.14 pounds each
  • Top port measures 4 1/8" with very slight oval shape
  • Distance from nailing flange to rear of box is 4 1/4"
  • Overall measurements: 23.5" h x 17 3/8" w x 5 1/8" deep
  • Inside measures 14" wide x 20 1/2" tall
  • Made in the USA
  • Price is for a quantity of one


Additional Resources:

Dryerbox Model Specifications 
Dryerbox Installation Tips  
Dryer Venting Guidelines  
Dryer Venting FAQs 


Ratings & Reviews

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480 dryer box

by douglas scherma| 11/16/2013 12:00:00 am

Purchased the 480 dryer box. Very easy to install and hook up to dryer.

dryer box 480

by Michael| 3/17/2014 12:00:00 am

this dryerbox did exactly what was needed for us. it provided the necessary space for our dryer to fit into the laundry closet easily and be able to close the closet door. solid design and contruction

Dryer box 480

by Henry Vandervelde| 2/17/2019 12:00:00 am

Very sturdy product, well made and measurements on website are accurate. Was able to frame in ahead of time , perfect fit when it arrived. Shipping was quick, considering it came to Canada. Would highly recommend this product.


by Steve| 10/20/2013 12:00:00 am

Item is as described, works well, prompt delivery.

finally a box to fit different brand dryers

by a-p| 11/17/2013 12:00:00 am

This box is wide enough to accomidate switching dryer brands. Less restrictive on different outlet locations. Furring the wall is extra work, but worth it.


by IntheWoods| 4/16/2013 12:00:00 am

Great product and customer service. Product is so effective it should be required by code. That's all folks.

Great product

by Susan| 11/23/2013 12:00:00 am

We recently added a laundry room and dimensions were tight. The Dryerbox gave. U s more flexibility in using my dryer closer to the wall. Service was excellent and very prompt.

Great Product

by Thomas| 1/19/2014 12:00:00 am

Have used products in the past, first time with this model. Construction and installation were excellent and easy respectively. Will definitely use again.

Helps Minimize Space

by DFT SErvices| 5/27/2013 12:00:00 am

The Dryerbox provides a professional looking venting solution and allows the dryer to be placed that important teeny bit closer to the wall. The 480 version works with multiple installation types, including pedestals.

Just what I needed

by Jerry| 11/10/2014 12:00:00 am

This is a quality product which will last a lifetime. Installation is straight forward. My Dryerbox was shipped immediately. A nice added touch was getting tracking info on the shipping status. This item is highly recommended!!

Model 480 Dryerbox

by Carmen| 12/3/2015 12:00:00 am

Yesterday we installed the dryerbox and it went in smoothly. I will have a stacking washer dryer set and I had no problem setting in the dryerbox for that setup. Thank you for offering this model. We will enjoy it for years to come.

Model 480

by Mark| 9/15/2015 12:00:00 am

This is a great product. I first bought a dryerbox about 11 years ago. Now with a new house, bought another one. One complaint. same problem with the one I bought 11 years ago as well. The knockout for the gas pipe is not cut enough to actually get the knockout from the hole. you end up having to drill the hole. Am I the first to comment on this?

New Home Construction

by Kevin| 10/31/2015 12:00:00 am

Fit like a glove into the wall. Will open up more floor space in the laundry room and protect the flexible vent hose from being crushed or restricted. Great product and looks good installed. HVAC company had not heard of the product, so I ordered it and had them install it during the construction phase. Should be standard on all new home construction.

Nice, clean installation

by Bob McDowell| 2/19/2014 12:00:00 am

This dryerbox makes a very convenient finish for installing the dryer vent. quite heavy duty and well designed to allow for enough flex between the box and the dryer. One needs to carefully plan their dryer vent run for behind the wall as well stud locations for properly aligning this box with the vent exiting the wall. Overall, I highly recommend this product.


by Kit Clark| 5/30/2012 12:00:00 am

This is a great product.


by Joe Hopkins| 10/14/2012 12:00:00 am

The Dryerbox is a great product. It provided a very nice solution to a laundry room vent finishing problem.

The best dryer exhaust box that you can purchase.

by Jim Franks| 4/10/2012 12:00:00 am

The Model 480 is a very solid and easy to install product. All of the other manufactured products that I inspected/researched were flimsy or poorly designed. I installed my unit on steel studs as this was a basement utility room installation (see web site photo). The exterior edges of this new unit are square making drywall installation simple. The 4" steel ductwork is held firmly in place by the knockout hole and the pipe support tab. I highly recommend the Model 480 Universal Dryerbox.