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Old 02-28-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I am in the process of remodeling my basement. I have a 3 year old home and I am adding 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry/utility room. (Also, everythin is below grade).

The laundry room will be located between one of the bedrooms and the bathroom.

My question is: should I (or am I required to) add a heat supply & return to this room?

The house was built with heat supplies to the two bedroom areas. I will need to add returns for them though, and I will need to do a supply to the bathroom (in addition to the fan/light vent).

Thoughts?

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Supply yes......return...........no very dangerous.

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Supply yes......return...........no very dangerous.
I should have also specified that we have an electric dryer. Does this change anything?

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You still have chemicals in there, and who is to say that down the road you or the next home owner donest put a gas dryer in?

Again NO it's a major violation of standard building codes.
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You still have chemicals in there, and who is to say that down the road you or the next home owner donest put a gas dryer in?

Again NO it's a major violation of standard building codes.

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Why no gas dryer? Harley is right but that dryer is going to hit you in the wallet is it 220 at least.Im assuming its a gas furnace.
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Why no gas dryer? Harley is right but that dryer is going to hit you in the wallet is it 220 at least.Im assuming its a gas furnace.
We have a gas furnace - very high efficiency one. Our washer & dryer were purchased new for our old home about 8-9 years ago. The old house didn't have a gas line run. We moved and they still work so we brought them with.

How much difference is there in utility costs for gas vs. electric dryer?

We have 4 kids and a lot of laundry. I'm thinking we will be upgrading soon anyway.

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My best guess is about 4 to 6%,but with help from my wife, she mentioned our 3 daughters clothes got larger with age so maybe 5 to 8% but thats my best estimate.

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