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Old 01-20-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Are you able to vent a dryer by connecting into a vent line for a bathroom fan in the attic? The vent goes vertical out the roof. The connection would also be right where it goes directly out the roof .

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Short answer no. Because of codes and regulations, plus if there was a fire, and it was pointed at the dryer venting, you would not gain anything but misery. Is this a 2 story or single? either way, you will have to use 4" metal pipe going up and then across the attic out the side with a hole & Dryer vent. If going up, I would be concerned that the height would be too great for the dryer to vent properly and you would need a booster fan.

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Not sure how much is true, but I was told 6 feet is the max length for a dryer tube inside. I bought a washer and dryer set for an outside laundry closet in our last apartment. The Sears installer had to put the dryer nearest to the vent wall and get extension hoses for the washer. Any longer would be a fire hazard, and regardless of being outside he wanted to stay within policy or possibly code.
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Is this a real picture of you?.... you can be a commedy actor....
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You can go as far as you want, but in doing so, you will need a booster fan for the Dryer. The sears installer was an idiot.
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No, that is not me; That is Sacha Coen as Borat.

Yes, the Sears guy and many more like him are idiots. I thought Sears had mandatory drug testing...maybe not idiot testing...

Speaking of idiots, I'm going to fix my vent problem in my new house. Thanks!
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There is a maximum length for a dryer vent according to the irc code book. I am not positive what it is and don't have my code book with my but it depends on how many elbows you use and i do know it is longer than 6 ft. I will try to post the code when i get the chance.
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Local Code mandates Dryer venting, which for some areas, it can be a limited amount. 6' though, is a short length. I am 6'-4", and the lenght from the base to the exit for my driver is no where near my height. It is more like 9' with elbows and exit on the outside of the house.

The length though from this http://www.hgtvpro.com/hpro/bp_mecha...406614,00.html
can be no more then 25' without a booster fan, over 25', it needs a booster fan. It has to be 2.5' shorter for every 45 degree elbow, and 5' shorter for every 90 degree elbow.

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I just found out that if you have your vent under the house and it exits at the wrong angle, the warm moist air will condense and collect in the vent pipe and the dryer won't vent properly. You can tell by the sound Glug, Glug, glug or the vent door will go flap, flap, flap.

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