How much of an angle would you say is alright in a laundry chute?
I've a town house with three floors. The master bedroom has a closet above a bathroom, that is above the laundry room. I plan to move the vanity out a bit and make the wall a bit thicker so it can contain the chute which will just drop into the laundry room.
The problem is that the chute would come right up in an inconvenient place in the closet. Fortunately the bathroom has a ceiling that must be at least 12" high. This makes it rather cold in the winter, so I plan to lower the ceiling. Inside that new empty space, I also plan to angle the chute to its intended opening in the closet.
I doubt this will cause a problem, as I don't need to angle it more than 35 degrees or so, but I wanted to get some opinions here. I also wanted to know the minimum size a laundry chute should be to prevent clogging, and what you finish the interior with? I've seen air ducts used before, and doesn't seem like a bad idea. I'm still looking this up in local building codes.
Any experiences, advice, or your own stories building a laundry chute is welcome!