You can make a vent exit there. (We have understanding friends and relatives in Germany and the UK). The dryer house was simply uncoiled and dumped into the air outside the door when you used it, it was a small dryer... air flow around 700ft/min (most US were above 1000ft/min.... (hose sizes 4" if you want to figure cfm). If you are in a humid climate and run dehumidifiers - expect that you've got an increased latent heat load to deal with while the laundry is ongoing. I am curious who if anyone commissioned this study, if you are allowed to say. Now for the dryer vent portion... we looked at the venting -- roughly measured the lengths and checked air flows. why not just spring for a real vent? I have an electric dryer in an interior utility room in my co-op. The first observation was about 40% (give a take a few %) had vent lines with problems. It’s best to think about moving your whole set up, the washer & dryer to a location for the outside vent and plumbing. For that you'd still want rigid pipe, sloped slightly down and out toward the outside wall - such that condensation will follow the pipe out. That vented dryer completed a IKEA towel load in about 45 minutes. It takes longer to dry your clothes and you have to pull them out soon after they’re done or they get kinda wrinkly, but otherwise works great. As noted in another thread recently, insulating the vent also helps prevent condensation inside. Get building science and energy efficiency advice, plus special offers, in your inbox. We did not test any in the US. We needed better data about the drying process - so we created the experiments and then ran them. Each run of towels removed approximately one gallon of water. I … For the most part we didn't care about energy consumption. At the bottom of the filters there was a catch tray that caught all the excess moisture,which you were required to empty out periodically. Fires that begin from clothes dryers that are clogged with lint are second only to kitchen fires as the leading cause of home fire damage. You might also want to read this British web site with information on the topic: https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/how-to-vent-a-dryer Gas dryers, without proper venting, are also capable of filling the home with carbon monoxide gas. I am working on a house but it has no hook-up for a dryer. You can deploy any of these methods to vent your portable air conditioner and cool your room without putting anyone’s life in danger. I was curious about venting into an attached garage until I looked up what the Code has to say. thanks. For those that aren't running a HRV or other ventilation system, any reason you couldn't run a dehumidifier in the room where you've hung the clothes? Most of the heat pump dryers use a resistance heat strip to prime the process. Matt Culik knows this, but his particular situation makes him wonder whether there are circumstances when this rule might be broken. Response to Jason D A typical laundry day could result in a homeowner misting four or five gallons of water over a short period of time into the space near the laundry washer/dryer. In which case I am thinking that venting to the space below the trap door, where there is outside ventilation, will be OK. I’d love advice on this. That's a no-go for me. Best Strategy for a Crawlspace in a Flood Zone, http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php?title=Clothes_dryer. It's simply hard to find dryers installed in peoples homes --- when you tell them we will sit there for a full day. If we buy an electric dryer, does it still need to vent outside? Lint was two or three inches thick. The shorter the distance and fewer the … I would rather not have to cut a hole through the outside brick wall for the dryer vent and I would like to know if … About thirty different locations... nearly 150 test runs thus far. I’ve heard there are contraptions that you can connect to a dryer which take out the moisture. After the hole is completed, get the dryer vent hood into place from the exterior of your home. Without a dryer it would take a whole day to dry off all the clothes of the house. These appliances must be vented to the outside … Hold it in place using a dryer tube clamp or a piece of foil tape. Travel, hotels, towels, labor was paid by us. The corrugated plastic dryer vent hose commonly seen on dryer vents creates a fire hazard by trapping lint in their ridges. Clothes dryers shall be exhausted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Become a GBA Prime member and get full access to GBA articles, enyclopedia, videos, CAD library, and more. How to Attach a Clothes Dryer Vent to Blow Outside. I just recently attempted to clean out the dryer vent/duct for the downstairs unit and failed because I could not find where my dryer vent is outside. I've had success by driving four screws into the wall in a square arrangement around the vent hood and attaching two lengths of wire to the screws. 7: Dryer vents don’t need cleaning. This solution may not be for everyone, if your looking for an easier way to vent your dryer out a window, there is a simple and easy solution. But most interesting - when we asked about patterns of how the dryers were used, when they did laundry... the common answer was to put the laundry on one of those devices shown at the bottom of the story above.... the preferred method of drying was a clothes line. In all cases, venting a clothes dryer indoors is a code violation. Your dryer only has the power to push that heavy, wet lint so far, so it’s inevitable that some of it is going remain behind in the vent pipe. Additionally, a dryer can dry your clothes without the need for a very top-notch weather condition. The data logger for humidity was set near the fronts of the washer/dryers and we could still see a bump in humidity. We are also in the process of adding a dryer to our basement. We used the IKEA towels for testing in Europe and have sets in the US that we can compare against in some select dryers. We were able to determine it was approximately 10 years prior... because the heat system had been updated with a heat pump... and the less than intelligent HVAC installers simply set the uncoiled high pressure and low pressure lines on top of the previously failed dryer vent line. Paul, In all testing we weigh the dry, wet and post dried weights! It would take two loads. Vent your electric clothes dryer inside in the winter! We wanted to really understand the environment and the drying process. Thus the gains during the winter time are probably offset by the summer time cost of cooling to make up for the waste heat entering the home. If you don't insulate, perhaps in hopes of using the heat in a cold climate, planning to allow condensation to drain out is wise. Second, there’s no guarantee the water heater and the clothes dryer would be operating at the same time. Jason, There are at least two reasons not to try this, says GBA senior editor Martin Holladay. Push the round opening of your new dryer vent cover onto the rim of this pipe until it sits flush against the exterior wall. The previous owners simply vented their gas dryer through the 1st floor room into the basement through an unfinished spot. Think about it. You can make a vent exit there. Not only is it possible, but it's also pretty easy! Code requirements Not only will you recover all the heat normally pumped outside but you'll be adding humidity to the air. When selling my home, the buyer's inspector said it was unacceptable and now the buyer wants me to pay to install the vent to the outside. But for many of the sites we saw the length of that dryer vent pipe was eight to twelve feet in length - and it was hot. 504.1 Installation. Position the assembly so that the opening faces toward the ground. Copyright 2016 - BlankSlate Factory, Inc. © Copyright 2021. The exhaust from a conventional clothes dryer is full of moisture and lint, and the best place to vent it is directly outside. Another observation is that when dryers are moved... the old dryer vents are often not carefully decommissioned! The maximum distance of the exhaust piping depends on the number of turns to ensure the dryer's blower motor is strong enough to push the exhaust all the way to the end of the venting. Insert the other end of the pipe into a dryer vent elbow and seal it with duct tape. When the dryer is located in an indoor location adjacent to an exterior wall, which is often the case, this usually involves making an opening in the exterior wall at least 12 inches (30.48 cm) above the ground, and 12 inches (30.48 cm) from external obstructions like decks or air conditioners. None of the comments posted in the original Q&A thread recommended that a conventional clothes dryer should be vented indoors. Accumulated lint and dust leads the list of why laundry room fires occur far ahead of wiring problems or other issues. Where space is limited, an adjustable offset dryer vent is used. The outcome from what we could see on the room data loggers - is that the laundry process adds humidity to the room... and it wasn't all coming from the dryer. You can use some #12 or #14 … We took showers there, changed clothes - continued tests. I know that I will have to install an electrical outlet. The Mechanical Code has restrictions too. A hot dryer vent hose can dump a lot of heat into a space over an eight hour laundry day. (Year round!). Figuring out how to install our dryer vent in the middle of our house was a bit of a challenge. Obviously the further from the dryer - the less heat gain... but within six to eight feet... there was a definite gain. For the environmental data we would look at what happened in the room when we ran the three - five loads of bath towels in a long day at the site. They even sell boxes with screens for this purpose. How can I vent it outside to make it less of a fire hazard? But the dryer was drying - so we asked if we could look into the crawl space..... BAD NEWS! We also noticed a jump in particulate count when we would start the days experiment... big drums in washers and dryers stir up the air and the fine dust moves around. You can vent your portable air conditioner without a window, either through a dryer vent, through a drop-ceiling or a wall. You can't get a six towel US bath towel load in one load. Birds nests, kinked hoses, clogged hoses, hoses that were off the outside connector and dumping moisture into the stud cavity. The homeowners had noticed that on laundry days - especially in the summer - it seemed that the heat pump could never keep up with the heat.... That goes back to the question in the story about venting in basement... effectively that's what was happening in this particular house. Can you vent an electric clothes dryer inside? Also, my experience having a heat pump water heater next to where we hang our clothes in the basement is that the drying effects are overstated. Having seen lots of installations I am a real believe in using rigid vent pipe, with the seams taped using 3M aluminum tape.... and to manage the heat gain into the space (hot climates) wrap the exhaust pipe in insulation!!! Dryer vent condensation is actually a pretty common issue. What about a ventless dryer? 20' of heat during laundry periods. It is easier to clean, holds up well over the years... and lint fires should they ever happen are contained. It's not even a gas dryer, it's electric. (Another reason to use rigid vent pipe -- it better handles the wax/lint combination that is flammable). But what about homes that lack space for a laundry room, or where a landlord or condo association forbids punching a hole in the wall for a dryer vent? It’s best to vent outside, Most old houses have a trap door in the front of the house, this was for coal delivery. The temps in the drum while drying ... still above 60C. i would like to place a washer/dryer in my basement but there isnt a dryer vent or window near accesible to the dryer. Fabric Matters You can’t do this with a gas dryer, only electric. That would take your valuable time and patience. VOC's Even if you are not using dryer sheets. Secure the vent cover to the exterior wall with screws. construction details. Be sure to keep the vent as direct as possible with few bends so it works well and reduces the chance for lint build up & fire. Typically eight to ten hours sitting and waiting for a dryer. Note: This is the simplest, most ideal solution. When your dryer dries clothes, it expels moist air and lint through the vent hole of the dryer. Response to Paul W Exception: This section shall not apply to listed and labeled condensing (ductless) clothes dryers. Set the vent a minimum of 12 inches above the outside ground. First observation - don't expect you that you can control humidity perfectly from the washers and dryers. During the summer months the waste heat from my dryer vent runs up a wall - under the master bedroom and out the side of the house. We currently have a vent that goes into the space below the trap door at the front of our house. Look at the back of your house too, often there was a small window. a plumber should be able to run vent duct to one of your exterior walls. A dryer is an essential part of the house. I've had my dryer venting into my home for about 8 years. Venting your dryer to the attic is not only a potential fire hazard but can result in moisture problems which causes more problems. Your dryer should now be properly vented to the outside. Typically I'd see a three or four degree setback drop during that time. The towel cycles took approximately THREE hours to run to completion - using the manufactures recommended setting (IKEA towels). Bath towels are smaller in Europe! For about the last two years, my wife and I (partners in small engineering company) have been doing some rather detailed esoteric research on the clothes dryer processes. The dew point drops some but the temperature goes right down with it and if you don't use much hot water it's not on very much anyway. You must be a magazine subscriber to access this feature. That leads to the next conclusion - don't place your laundry washer/dryers in the master bedroom suite, upstairs or near the bedrooms if you are in a hot humid climate... you'd just need to use more air conditioning to offset the gains! Nearly all of that wax is released during one dryer cycle. The best way to vent a dryer is to run rigid ductwork from the dryer’s exhaust port to the outdoors. Dennis thanks for sharing your results and lessons learned. The w/d had been moved from the basement (and all connections and vent sealed off) to the middle of the house. Where as we end up putting our cotton towels in the dryer (vented to the outside) sometimes, my work clothes that are largely synthetic come out of a high speed spin so dry I could almost put them in the closet (I actually have at times). does anyone have a solution to this problem (besides using a clothesline). © 2021 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. If you're using metal vent pipe and it's a straight run, the dryer can be up to 64 feet from the end of exhaust vent. We pin tested the hems to ensure that they were dry. We’ve covered this a couple of times. Another reason for rigid pipe and insulating - we found one house where we went to check the air flow of the dryer - and nothing was coming out the duct vent. While in Europe, we also ran towel tests on clothes lines... towels outside in southern England were dry in about four hours. Also there is dob limit to how long your vent duct work can be. If the dryer is against an exterior wall that is not underground, run the duct straight out from the back of the dryer. This material will quickly create moisture and dust problems for your laundry room, and even potential health problems, if it isn't vented outside. You want to have your vent set up as close as you can to the outside exit. wait you have a window in your basement? If you would lke me to take care of this for you, I can be reached at 718-506-7621. You will see a small moisture gain. It's also called a periscope dryer vent.Offset vents allow the dryer to be installed closer to the wall than a typical basement installation, using a 90 degree 4-inch duct elbow on dryer's discharge vent. Gas dryer We are in the Seattle area. The dryers we tested were 4cuft in size... about half the typical US dryer. Now about dumping the warm moist air from a dryer into a house in a dry cold environment... don't do it. This was a relatives house - Amy and I convinced them it needed to be fixed. it can vent through the wall via a small opening in the masonry with a pest flap or a gooseneck through a steel plate in the ground outside. Reply to Charlie Sullivan In the UK we had a chance to test a vented dryer -- that the owner had purposely moved to a small tool shed. To vent your dryer properly, you truly do need to send the exhaust outside. Slip one end of your hose over the dryer’s exhaust port. Expect condensation and mold! “The lint problem is insoluble,” he says. Misconception No. We consistently saw a 2 degree C, gain in room temps. And then there are the fabric softeners and "Bounce" like sheets.... very bad stuff to vent inside house. FAQ: Why Do Some Builders Avoid Foam Insulation. Then, slip the other end over the vent hood’s cap extension and secure it with a tube clamp or foil tape. That's the maximum recommended length of a dryer vent with no bends. Just wanted to add that fabric matters. I bought an existing home without an outside dryer vent. The tests were in-situ... at homes where we would add data loggers to the room to measure moisture and the heat radiation. This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview. All the lint and stuff just comes out of the duct (looks like a slinky) and just blows on the ground and the walls. “Rather than drill a hole in the side of the house for the vent,” he asks in a Q&A post at Green Building Advisor, “would it make sense to vent the hot, humid dryer exhaust into the basement? My understanding is that the reason heat pump dryers were not introduced in the us sooner is that manufacturers decided Americans would not put up with 3 hour cycle times, and the models now available here are faster. The moisture just will not diffuse as fast and where you expect it to goi.... instead brew some tea on the stove, boil some chicken noodle soup... or simply allow more normal daily activities to add in moisture. This was self funded (and expensive). Check the archives. The heating season really is only two months long. Use as little flexible hose as necessary and stay with the rigid pipe. Replacing a vent cover is simple, thanks to … But that is probably only a problem if the vent runs through a n unconditioned space in a cold climate. Most Europeans either hang the towels outside on the line -- or they simply hang the washed towels on the drying rack in the bathrooms and turn on the heat to the drying rack. In nearly all of the NE and midwest houses - there was a dehumidifier in the house - often within eight feet of the laundry machines. The bigger problem is how to attach it to the vent hood on the exterior wall. Thanks for your comment. The house is well insulated on the upper floors and air tight.... so a little added heat goes a long way.... in winter and during the hot summer. I have vented to one of those little lint boxes filled with water for my gas dryer for the 20 years I have lived in my brownstone. Second issue with dumping dryer byproducts into the living space.... you will see an increase in some rather unhealthy byproducts. Culik will soon be moving into a new house, and the intended laundry room does not have a vent connection for a clothes dryer. I crack a window to let the area be vented and it is fine. And yes we still saw humidity gains in to the space by the European dryers... and looking at the room and the dryers - there was this nice 35C+ box sitting in the room radiating heat for nearly eight hours (two loads)... it took twice as long to run the tests as in the US... on the heat pump dryers. To the extent that Peter Yost's comments imply that a homeowner might, under some circumstances, consider venting a clothes dryer indoors, you warning is important. The only exception is for some heat-pump clothes dryers and condensing clothes dryers; for these types of appliances, outdoor venting may be omitted if the manufacturer of the appliance permits it. Having your dryer properly vented is crucial in keeping the appliance operating effectively and avoiding the risk of fire or water damage to your home. I went with owner to hardware store and picked up semi rigid vent pipe, lots of pipe strapping, nails, and 3M aluminum duct tape. I put borescope into the pipe - when back about 15 feet and suddenly the picture disappeared into a gray fog... not really water fog... just gray. The result was ten years of moisture and lint in the crawl space. I vent it into the lint boxes (filled with about an inch of water), open the door to the utility room when the dryer is running and it works fine. They are left to leak air from what ever room they are in to the outside environment - no insulation. That plastic dryer vent should have been about 12 feet long... Years ago had water accumulate in it...tear in two and was dumping all the lint and moisture into the crawl space. Simply disconnect the venting pipe to the outside and install a separate 4 inch aluminum flexible vent pipe. For the testing in the US and Canada we used a Costco Charisma bath towel. Presumably this is only even a thought with an electric dryer as a gas dryer needs to vent the combustion byproducts. http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php?title=Clothes_dryer. This won't delete the articles you've saved, just the list. As the gas leaves the exhausts of the dryer, it becomes concentrated indoors and can potentially poison the inhabitants of your home. Thanks Dennis Cindy asks, "My dryer vents into my attic. To use foil tape, simply wrap the tape around the connecting seams. These have never seen the dryer, I haven't weighed them but I doubt there's a pound of water there. Now - about the ventless dryers - (heat pump / condensing dryers). Lower humidity levels and keep your home cooler by properly venting your clothes dryer. This was not an energy efficiency test. Most set at 50% humidity. It’s best to think about moving your whole set up, the washer & dryer to a location for the outside vent and plumbing. From the outside, insert the pipe into the hole. Coincidentally, he is planning to replace an old electric hot water heater with a heat-pump water heater, and this has given him an idea. Did you see any installations with that problem? if it’s done right, the ducting can be relatively unobtrusive. We had this same issue — noplace to vent and we were too lazy to install a vent — so we got the LG all-in-one washer-dryer with a condensation dryer — it condenses the steam and sends it down the drainpipe as water rather than vapor. Insert the duct pipe on the vent hood through the hole. I live in an older duplex. "Improperly vented dryers and lint buildup cause over 15,000 fires a year. We've traveled into Canada across most of the northern US states (including NY), in the midwest, west coast and southwest where we have repeated the tests. The moist air diffuses from the washing machine (even front loaders) especially when the washers are dumping the waste water. If it's more than 25 feet, you may have to relocate the dryer and its electrical outlet. Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and You can add an additional critter cover over the dryer vent cover to prevent pests from coming in. About 80% of American homes are equipped with clothes dryers. To get it there, use a smooth, rigid metal vent pipe. For the rest of the year the heat is either off - or the best way to provide it is by an efficient and planned HVAC system. In short– if its a gas dryer, you are risking your life if you vent into one of those little lint boxes (usually filled with water). - But first the dryer sheets - they are mostly wax with some fragrance and few other chemicals on a very thin mesh. They also sag, further restricting airflow and trapping more and more lint over time. “I know going in that this is probably a terrible idea,” he continues, “but figured I’d ask just in case. Push the dryer … Your dryer vent hose connects to a short section of pipe that goes through the wall and sends air from your dryer to the outside. The majority of these are traditional hot boxes—the kind that use heat to dry clothes and pump exhaust outside through a vent. We've looked a little bit at using the waste heat in the vent pipe during the heating season. It results in a noticeable gain of heat at a time you'd want to be using air conditioning. Run it to the roof or an outside wall. My article, Alternatives to Clothes Dryers, discusses the use of a dehumidifier to dry clothes. The exhaust air from a gas dryer includes combustion byproducts. Check vents. We then spent three hours in crawl space fixing the problem - coming out looking like the "lint monsters" from some Scify movie. It’s best to vent outside, Most old houses have a trap door in the front of the house, this was for coal delivery. Preparing the Offset Dryer Vent . Moving off eco - means that the resistance heater is used more often - like a standard electric dryer - and the drying times are better - but still not as fast as standard dryer. Safety Tips for Running a Dryer Without a Dryer Vent. Secure the dryer vent hood to the siding on the home’s exterior using wood screws While we've taken data on the heat gain in the whole area - and lots of thermal pictures of the environment - the only house that I studied the heat gain from the pipe alone - is in my house. We'd log RH and temp while drying medium heat... record the time, use pin tester to confirm towels were dry... then analyze the data in the drum. Subtract 5 … We could not get the Costco towels (we knew ahead of time) so while in the US we had tested some IKEA towels.... that we characterized. A properly functioning outside dryer vent cover is very important for any home's operation. Look at the back of your house too, often there was a small window. We logged temperatures in side the drums while using the dryer. (Obviously, I would need to address the lint issue, but stay with me…) My thought is that this would provide ‘better’ air for the heat pump, and the heat pump would cool and dehumidify the basement. The fine stuff that gets by is small enough to stay airborne and make it into the lungs. … I’m guessing the air is way too wet to be properly dehumidified by the heat pump, and I’m asking for mold and general dampness problems.”. It’s just hot air right? 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