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Old 08-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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Has nothing to do with heat. The answer is, what do you do to bring air into the space, which means venting the space properly with make up air due to it is an enclosed space. As for the dryer running, again irrelevant, unless your HVAC system is so undersized, that it is unable to account for the load placed on it when the dryer is running.

So which is it? Do you want to find out how to vent the enclosed space, or are you now asking because the dryer heats up the enclosed space, which in turn also causes extra load on the hvac, better figure which direction you want to go, because now you found a fork in the road, and need to clarify what you want to do, and how to resolve it.

Suggest looking at the big picture, not the one dot on the paper.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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Confused as to what venting you are talking about, the gas water heater is vented thru the ceiling to the attic. Not looking to change that.

The vent I refered to was just on open vent in the room to allow the heat to escape, not vent the gas water heater into the attic. I no better than that.
No, the combustible gases created by the burning of fuel that the water heater is using to heat up water, is vented through the vent pipe up through the roof. In turn it is also drawing any air in the space for the burning of the fuel, but also can cause it to draw up through the chimney, which in turn can cause a build up of CO in the space, or if there is a gap at the door going into the living area, the CO can leach into the living area.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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Has nothing to do with heat. The answer is, what do you do to bring air into the space, which means venting the space properly with make up air due to it is an enclosed space. As for the dryer running, again irrelevant, unless your HVAC system is so undersized, that it is unable to account for the load placed on it when the dryer is running.

So which is it? Do you want to find out how to vent the enclosed space, or are you now asking because the dryer heats up the enclosed space, which in turn also causes extra load on the hvac, better figure which direction you want to go, because now you found a fork in the road, and need to clarify what you want to do, and how to resolve it.

Suggest looking at the big picture, not the one dot on the paper.

There is no ac duct in the utility room, this is a 1960's home. We were looking for a means to remove the heat, until we added an ac vent.

But, based on what you are saying, the ac vent is the way to go now I guess.

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There is no ac duct in the utility room, this is a 1960's home. We were looking for a means to remove the heat, until we added an ac vent.

But, based on what you are saying, the ac vent is the way to go now I guess.
Already stated what you need to do. No, AC vent is not the way to go, but good luck and hope you have CO detectors in your home.
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Already stated what you need to do. No, AC vent is not the way to go, but good luck and hope you have CO detectors in your home.


Really, where? it must be in code somewhere?


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