Just purchased property with laundry facilities in kitchen behind doors.there is no dryer vent in this location.there is no access to outside of house from kitchen area. floor goes into garage beneath kitchen. Karen retain in mind dryers can be reconfigured to vent out the side or straight by way of the floor as an alternative of the back. Totally get it changed to smooth pipe but I don’t know if that is not going to aid a lot as far as it functioning. The versatile pipe tends to collect the lint which is a fire hazard in particular on a extended run. Your situation is likely to do with the length, if you appear in the manual it will inform you the maximum length and bends you can have.
The versatile hose is not plastic, but it is useless – it does not vent effectively, as an alternative water puddles in the bottom (condensation from the dryer) – we can hear it sloshing about when we pick the hose up. It completely doesn’t work for this application – I have no concept why they applied it. I could see it perhaps functioning if it were going DOWN but not up. can I vent by way of the attic?or will have to I vent by way of garage to outdoors wall. If so can I use pvc pipe for this lengthy distance (app.30Ft)or have to I use galvanised pipe.
Just a note: I never have a dryer at all, I have not had one particular for about 3 years now. My sister rented a single when she lived with us for the duration of an ice storm recovery and we just let the moisture out into the garage due to the fact it is short-term. I’ll get every thing fixed up for a dryer this summer when we get these rebate checks. Get the latest This Old Property news, updates and special delivers each and every week, direct to your inbox.
Hi, all. At my earlier house (which I rent out), the dryer is on a wall shared with the garage (in fact the laundry room is carved out of the back corner of the garage). The dryer often vented into the garage – not fantastic and likely not to code, but it really is not on an exterior wall so I guess they thought there were no other selections. I was told to stay clear of venting the dryer out under the sofit or porch region as nicely so through the roof it will go.
Karen maintain in mind dryers can be reconfigured to vent out the side or directly by way of the floor rather of the back. Definitely get it changed to smooth pipe but I don’t know if that is not going to enable a lot as far as it working. The flexible pipe tends to collect the lint which is a fire hazard in particular on a long run. Your concern is in all probability to do with the length, if you appear in the manual it will tell you the maximum length and bends you can have.
We have our dryer venting into our garage, it’s been that way considering that the home was constructed in ’96. There have been no difficulties and the inspector found no difficulty with it. But to run it to the roof we would have to have it operating up almost 30′ or far more to get there, not counting cutting an additional hole in the roof (attainable water concerns down the road), and possibly needing a booster fan to get it to vent correctly. But even then the dryer will most likely not be as efficient as it is now.
There are vent caps for coming via the roof and there are diverse ones for venting through the attic wall. When operating it across the attic and out the attic wall don’t forget the # of elbows you place in your vent will slow the flow down and catch lint. I did not consider you could use that versatile plastic hose any extra, per code. But going back and re-reading the OP, you stated it was versatile but no mention of plastic.
One particular of my tenants does wood-working in the garage, and the moist air is not good for his tools either. As for venting into the garage, mine is still like that and I crack the garage door a couple of inches when the drying is running, but that is simply because I have been also lazy to climb into the attic and run the ductwork. I guess the garage venting can work in some situations (like yours), but I am in New England and it genuinely does not perform right here. My rental property utilizes wood pellets as is principal source of heat, and the Last thing you want with pellets stored in a garage is moist air blowing on them.