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Old 03-10-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Using existing duct for dryer and fan in basement..


I am currently finish my baseement and in the process of installing my bathroom fan and 4" ducting. I have an existing 4" duct that runs to the outside from my dryer a couple feet away from the bathroom fan.
I want to use the same ducting for the fan and dryer. I want to use a 4" "Y" and run both the dryer duct and bathroom fan duct into the main duct going out. Does anyone see any potential problems with this since it's a duct from a dyrer unit.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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Using existing duct for dryer and fan in basement..


Don't do it. There's a chance that the dryer exhaust is going to reenter your house through the bathroom fan.

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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No, against building code to do that
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:12 PM   #4
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Failure--The dryer will blow back into your bath and fill the duct with lint--But you already heard that!
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