Dryer Transition Hose concealed in wall

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I recently had my washer/dryer room renovated, and when I started using the dryer, the transition hose ripped. I noticed that my contractor ran the entire length of the transition hose through my wall (picture attached - the red markup is a photoshopped rendition). Is this legal? How dangerous could this be and what problems can arise? How can I even clean this? Any comments are much appreciated. Thank you!
 

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I am wondering how he ran it with the washer box in the wall. He may have gone higher. It should have been hard pipe and not the flex, the flex collects lint and can catch fire
Thanks for your reply. He ran it directly behind that washer box. There's a decent amount of room behind those walls.
 

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Should have installed thick wall sheet metal tubing.
Thank you for responding. This was a new renovation, with new drywall. I wasn't planning on ever opening up those walls. IF my contractor won't fix this, what kind of recourse do I have? He is licensed & insured.
 

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Did the inspector sign off on it? Was it permitted?
I got the permit before the construction started, but as far as I know, an inspector has not seen the finished product. I got Covid and was out of commission for a few weeks, so my wife needed to look over the project.
 

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The code in my area says that you can use flexible plastic connector outside of the wall, but inside the wall must be metallic, also the last 3 feet must be insulated .
 

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IF my contractor won't fix this, what kind of recourse do I have? He is licensed & insured.
Licensed and insured isn’t a guarantee that it will be done correctly. Seriously—YOU are not licensed and you know it’s wrong.
Contact your town/city/county Mechancial inspection department, familiarize yourself with the code and requirements. Go back to the contractor and ensure its done correctly. If he balks file a complaint with the state license bureau.
Who pays isn’t relevant. It’s unsafe as is. Get it fixed and worry about responsibility later.
 
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