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    Unhappy Venting a dryer from basement

    I am installing a washer and dryer in the basement of my brownstone, and would like some advise

    on venting a dryer. what I thought is to tap into the vent that is there were the hot water heater and

    the boiler are vented it goes to the roof . Is it wise or should the dryer be vented alone. thank you for any help.
    Last edited by starr0484; 01-21-2008 at 03:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Venting a dryer from basement

    Quote Originally Posted by starr0484 View Post
    I am installing a washer and dryer in the basement of my brownstone, and would like some advise

    on venting a dryer. what I thought is to tap into the vent that is there were the hot water heater and

    the boiler are vented it goes to the roof . Is it wise or should the dryer be vented alone. thank you for any help.


    The "vents" for the boiler and water heater are flues for gasses. Not a good idea to be venting your dryer via the flues. Besides, I would imagine all of the moisture from the dryer would condense long before it got to the top of the stack and come straight back down the flue as water.

    I think you will need to figure out how to get a hole out the side of the house. Either with a hammer drill and a sucsession of holes or a core drill.

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    Default Re: Venting a dryer from basement

    Just wondering , is this a gas or electric dryer ?

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    Default Re: Venting a dryer from basement

    Yes, you definately need to run a separate vent for the dryer. A dryer, gas or electric, uses an exhaust fan to push the hot, humid air out...air will travel a path with the least obsructions, so, it could easily just blow the exhaust gasses from the furnace and water heater back into the room - very dangerous.

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    Default Re: Venting a dryer from basement

    Dryer MUST be vented independently of any other appliance or vent.

    All the best, Irishmist
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