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Old 04-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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im moving my washer and dry to a new location. everything works out ok for the washing mach. but, the dryer which you would think be the easyies to relocate since there is no need for drain or water supply. but hahaha....i wasn't thinking of the vent for it.
i was wondering about just venting it out to under the house??
whats the pros and cons of this? and has anybody done this?
or any other options.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Yes, venting warm moist air under the house (ie. crawlspace) will result in a lot of mold growth under your house. That's why a vapor barrier is typically installed over the dirt, and circulation vents are installed on the sides to allow air circulation. Take the next step and route it under the house and all the way out the side.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #3
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Route your vent directly to the outside...

If you can get it into the crawlspace, its not that much more to pipe it where it vents oustide.

You dont want that hot, moist air going directly into your crawlspace.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Aokss Said:
'i was wondering about just venting it out to under the house??
whats the pros and cons of this?"

Warm moist air next to wood. Wood rot. Floor rot. Foor caves in. Homeowner falls through hole and breaks bones. Sepsis. Death. It happens more then you would think. Vent responsibly.
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