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justinangil 06-25-2013 04:36 PM

Laundry room & Bathrooms Share a vent
 
I recently bought a new condo and bought an electric washer & dryer set with it.

In our unit, we have a closet that houses an electric water heater and has space for a stackable washer and dryer unit. The closet also has a ceiling vent, but i found out it connects with the bathroom and exhausts through a central ventilation shaft in the roof.

What are my options for venting the dryer? I am looking at a Lint Trap filter like this: http://www.amazon.com/Indoor-Lint-Tr...oor+dryer+vent

Will the vent on the ceiling of the closet be safe to vent out warm humid air?

joecaption 06-25-2013 06:50 PM

Dryers need to be on there own line and vented all the way out the roof or the wall.
Not even sure how those things can still be sold legally.
That would still vent hot moist air.

djlandkpl 06-25-2013 07:48 PM

If the closet was designed to house a washer and dryer, it should have a separate duct connection for the dryer. Does it have hot and cold water supplies and a drain?

justinangil 06-25-2013 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djlandkpl (Post 1207181)
If the closet was designed to house a washer and dryer, it should have a separate duct connection for the dryer. Does it have hot and cold water supplies and a drain?

Yeah the closet has water supply and drain

Here are some pictures of the supply and said vent
http://www.imgur.com/pouM9HQ.jpeg
http://www.imgur.com/Ona9lhr.jpeg
http://www.imgur.com/K7NKf5w.jpeg

I was told that the vents are attached,

djlandkpl 06-25-2013 10:39 PM

Maybe it's behind the access panel above the water heater. Is there a management company that you can ask?

justinangil 06-26-2013 09:50 AM

I pried that access panel open and it led to another part of the vent. I'll try to get a picture of what's behind the panel.

Mgmt was the one that told me that the system is connected.

This is my first time living in a home with a vent system. Any input is much appreciated!

djlandkpl 06-26-2013 10:52 AM

The pic will help.

Thought about it some more. I bet the connection is inside that panel. It should be a 4 inch round duct and it may have a cap on it.

I have a relative that lives in a high rise condo. The dryer and bath exhausts are tied together in the same duct work. The duct exhausts out the side of the building. When she uses the dryer, she turns on a switch next to the dryer which powers a remote blower. It's the same blower for the baths. One way you can tell if your set up is the same is to lower the grates for your bath exhausts. If there's no fan behind it then you have a remote blower set up.

justinangil 06-26-2013 10:39 PM

Opened up the access panel.

Seems to be another access to the vent.

http://www.imgur.com/YjfcAxC.jpeg
http://www.imgur.com/xkfT0r4.jpeg

Sorry for the image size.

Any idea what the access vent is for?

djlandkpl 06-27-2013 06:30 AM

It looks like a clean out. Anyway to look at one of your neighbor's set up?

justinangil 06-27-2013 12:26 PM

Neighbors told me they use ventless dryers too. Looks like I will have to return my current W&D and get the ventless stackables. Thank for your input!

djlandkpl 06-27-2013 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinangil (Post 1207928)
Neighbors told me they use ventless dryers too. Looks like I will have to return my current W&D and get the ventless stackables. Thank for your input!

You learn something new everyday. I didn't know about ventless dryers. Guess you save space as the washer and dryer are 1 unit.

alexjoe 07-03-2013 10:28 AM

Thanks for sharing.

alexjoe 07-03-2013 10:37 AM

Thanks for sharing.


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