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tibo613 11-06-2010 09:48 PM

combining dryer vent with bathroom exhaust fan
 
My dryer vent pipe travels across my bathroom which is on the outside wall. I want to install a bathroom exhaust fan. Can I use a Y-valve and tap into the dryer vent line? It would only travel about a foot into it.

Michael Thomas 11-06-2010 10:31 PM

Dryer vents are required to vent directly to the exterior, and cannot be interconnected with other dryer or bath vents.

handy man88 11-06-2010 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by tibo613 (Post 529935)
My dryer vent pipe travels across my bathroom which is on the outside wall. I want to install a bathroom exhaust fan. Can I use a Y-valve and tap into the dryer vent line? It would only travel about a foot into it.

Unless someone invented a checkvalve, where you would need two, I doubt if you can make this happen without backflow into the house.

Plus, it's probably against code.


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