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johnny331 01-22-2008 10:02 PM

where to vent
I just installed my washer/dryer in a new basement location.

The dryer is directly under a window, unfortunately it's solid glass. I have a few options in mind..

A) chisel a hole in the top course of block (the hollow chamber). It would probably work out the best.

B) replace the window with plywood for now and order a glassblock w/ vent. is this a fire hazard? does it get that hot? what can i do to insulate it? Only problem is this would be a bit below grade in a window-well.

If I have to chisel, what's the best technique?

boman47k 01-23-2008 11:44 PM

I think you can do it either way. The heat in the dryer shouldn't get above 160 then the stats cuts the power to the element until itcools down to about 120 when power is sent back to the element. In other words, the averae tempt should only be about 140. Older ones would average about 130, if I am thinking right. Been a few years, I may have those tempts backward. I suspect I do, seems like the older ones got hotter.
If I was going to cut a circle in the block, I would drill holes with a masonary bit and hammer drill in the outline of my circle as close together as possible then chisel or knock it out.

Girltech? Where are you?!

rjniles 01-24-2008 04:52 AM

I would go above the foundation and drill or cut the 4 inch hole thru the sill. This beam should be at least a 2 by 8,

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