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Old 09-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Do Indoor Dryer Vents meet safety codes in Alberta (Canada)

Hello, I know the issues associated with an indoor dryer vent (moisture typically), but I'm trying to find out of meets safety codes requirements in Alberta, Canada.

I've looked on the Alberta Safety Codes website, but i can't find anything about it.


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Old 09-02-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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Personally, I would not use them, especially in the fact, that they may dump too much humidity in the room, and really bad, if the home has no way to exchange the air in the home, to help keep humidity in check. Is there no way to vent the dryer to the outside atmosphere?


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Old 09-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Coming from BC, an old journeyman told me - "When in doubt, Vent it out!"
Best option for all dryer vents is to get the moisture out of the home. Also if you run through the attic make sure you insulate it! especially with our Canadian winters!
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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No they don't. But I was looking in the 97' book. But the indoor vent kits with water aren't allowed to be sold in Alberta either. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:30 AM   #5
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Don't do it!

Really, bad idea on so many levels. Seems like a good idea, sort of, but ends up not. Dry house in the winter in Canada pretty much always means you need to do some air sealing. I did the last round of eco energy and went from running humidifiers in my house in the winter, to now needing to run an HRV part-time to eliminate excess humidity.

As for the heat loss, I'd worry about recovering my hot water energy long before even thinking about this.
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