Used this as a temporary fix until I get the time to "hard pipe" my dryer. I had no problems utilizing it. Not sure what the "Snap-Lock" feature is supposed to be. It attached no differently than any other flex-pipe. It extended out nicely and was a thick enough metal that it didn't bind or kink anywhere, which I was happy with. I extended it to about 4.5 ft.
Might have been more useful covering the Thanksgiving turkey. Trying to "stretch" this stuff and bend it to fit the opening without tearing it is almost impossible. Might work if it is to go in a straight line, so to speak. For me it was a complete waste of time and money.
Did the job
They brought this when they brought the dryer. They used our old one and did NOT give us credit for this one. Plus the other part of it. They fit together.
7' should suffice.
You definitely don't want to forget this item if you're getting a dryer through sears and having it installed by the sears employees. This is nice and flexible.
I just had to replace my old dryer. I knew I should replace my flexible piping to be on the safe side. I just didn't expect it to be so easy to install!
Bought this with my new dryer from sears.com. The delivery team put this together with my dryer quickly and without issue. Dryer vents are a huge problem with causing fires, so a few bucks for a new, clean pipe is worth it.
I got this for my gas dryer installation and it worked.