Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Horace On: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:45 am

I used to have something similar to this for my dryer. It vented into a little 'pot' that you were supposed to fill with water to catch the lint. My wife at the time never filled the little pot and we had lint EVERYWHERE. Mix lint with humidity in a damp basement and it's like glue. I had to use a wire brush to take it off the foundation walls. I have since moved the dryer and vented it out a window. My dog likes to sleep under it when it gets cold and I'm doing laundry, so I'm not really wasting the heat, am I?
Horace
 
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:25 am

My uncle ran the dryer vent into the dog house just outside his back porch when it was really cold out once..Don't remember how well it worked.
rockwood
 
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: fishhunter On: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:31 pm

i vent my dryer to the inside of my house. i have the dryer vent hose so it sends the air into the middle of a fairly large room. my setup is odd as washer and dryer are on my second floor. it will increase the temp 4 degrees with one load. i try to have the wife do a load a night and not cram in all at once. if we do several loads everything feels damp.anyway to get more bang for the buck is worth a try. during the winter the humidity level is around 7% in my home so any way to add more moisture is a good thing. after the load in the dryer it will go to about 70% for a while then quickly fall again. i can have it be 75* but it feels cool beause of lack of humidity.
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:54 pm

i have to have the windows open a bit as it is now, i dont need any more heat, till i figure out how to run the stove lower
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