I have a relatively new dryer (less than 2 years old) and it allows a lot of lint and hair to bypass the lint trap and exhaust outside. I have a short vent, as the dryer sits against an outside wall, and the dryer vent pops directly through the wall.
My problem: The vent sits about one foot above our wood deck, so all the lint/hair makes a mess of the deck. I thought about putting some type of extension on the vent to direct the vent undeneath the deck, but the problem is that I have a basement window right under it. We have a “look-out” basement and the set of windows right below the vent belong to my daughter's bedroom. If I direct the vent down I am afraid the lint/hair will make a mess of the window/screen or collect all over the underside of the deck. If I extend the vent sideways to clear the deck, I would need to use a sharp 90-degree bend and run it about 8 feet to clear the deck.
Is there any way to have some type of secondary trap outside to capture and control the lint.
Oh, and with three girls we do A LOT of laundry.