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Old 11-22-2009, 05:16 PM   #16
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I'd be leary of using a booster fan with the lint in the air, but along the same line of Dave trying to help out, maybe consideration of moving the laundry room. Not a simple thing to do, but you can check on your options. As stated earlier, you just want to be safe.

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The instructions for every electric dryer I've seen (except for condensing units) includes the following:
Yeah, there's also about 14 different warning labels on ladders
Plus a warning on matches to close cover before striking a match
Then of course the warning on cigarettes that they "may" cause cancer

It's all about a companies liability in denying fault
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Booster fans are no longer accepted to make a longer run than code or man. instrs., as of 2006, IRC, M1502.6.

Cyhm, look up your dryer's instructions on their web page, some allow longer runs. Also the new code allows longer runs with sweeping 45* and 90* bends. Check into venting through the roof, or at least install a smoke detector in the room and only use the unit when home. (hint: use stainless steel washer supply hoses rather than rubber ones, less insurance claims). I wonder if the H.A. will pay for the damage from a dryer fire when your homeowner's policy doesn't because the installation is not to code.
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The dryer in question is electric. I just had my washer and dryer(front loaders)moved to the second floor. I was more concerned with the moisture issue. My windows get condensation on them, even downstairs. It does keep the second floor nice and toasty though. Good for winter time, not so much for summer, we'll see.
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Yeah, there's also about 14 different warning labels on ladders
Plus a warning on matches to close cover before striking a match
Then of course the warning on cigarettes that they "may" cause cancer

It's all about a companies liability in denying fault
The fact remains that following code and the manufacturer's installation instructions is the best - and sometimes the only - way to protect yourself from liability and declined insurance claims.

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