Due to my three year old Dell From Hell computer pushing up daisies, I've been a bit scarce.
The drier is opened up and cleaned out twice a year.Having a firefighter as one's Dad tends to have things like that beaten into one's head at an early age.<G>
The venting is a hybrid of sort a thing ,aluminum shell with a spring wire reinforcement to keep it round.It too is cleaned an inspected twice per year.Until I obtain a close to the wall 'stack' and have better use of my hands since the spinal cord injury in 2007, I am aware that what is in use it NOT optimum.
Thanks for the input, one and all. :)