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Old 11-06-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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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.
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Dryer vents are required to vent directly to the exterior, and cannot be interconnected with other dryer or bath vents.
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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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