Jupiter, Florida (South Florida)
Telephone: (561) 743-8696
Address: 810 Saturn Street, Suite 20, Jupiter, FL 33477
President: Rick Harpenau
"Shop Talk" (PDF file)
Why did you come up with this invention?
As a General Contractor for 13 years, building custom homes
and developing residential communities, I've always been around
and cherished construction, engineering and inventing. Growing
up with 7 other brother and sisters, I would jump on the opportunity
to take things apart and rebuild them or manage to fix anything
that was broken in the house.
How did you come
up with this particular idea?
I remembered the
day I scribbled a rough napkin drawing of what is now called
The Dryerbox. It was an idea that would eventually take care
of the annoying, space consuming and hazardous situation that
exists behind almost everyone's washer and dryer.
What is The Dryerbox?
The Dryerbox is a simple metal receptacle that installs between
the studs in new construction behind the dryer and facilitates
the collection and housing of the flex exhaust hose. A to-the-trade
price is approximately $18-20 ea.
What are the
benefits of using this product?
One of the obvious benefits is the ability to locate the dryer
appliance right up against the wall without the potential of
squishing or kinking the hose. Moving both appliances back provides
close to two additional square feet of living area. Without
the likely restrictions in the flex transition hose, clothes
dry quicker saving $6/yr in energy costs and tumble less providing
less wear to the garments.
Who benefits from this
Well, the homeowner benefits from the increased efficiency and
by the products ability to lessen the fire hazard caused by
the “kinked” flex hose. The laundry room feels bigger and socks
can’t fall behind the dryer as easily. The builder benefits
as well by using our product as an “elbow eliminator” and a
gas connection receptacle. It also qualifies for a clean-out
that is now a code requirement for clothes dryer venting.
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.
810 Saturn Street, Suite 20 • Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743-8696 • Fax: (561) 745-9723