Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:30 am

Why waste all that nice heat by venting your ELECTRIC clothes drier outside?
Use one of these http://www.amazon.com/Dundas-Jafine-CHK ... YJ8ADZ5V7F

& divert that nice heat & humidity back into your house!

(Only use on Electric driers, not gas)
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: coalmeister On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:38 am

I run mine into the basement, full time. In the summer the basement windows are open anyway. Tried it in the house and it was kinda a linty dusty smell/feel the wife didn't like, didn't bother ole cheapo me though. :lol:
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Re: Use Electric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:40 am

You may want to add one of your wife's nylon stocking's to catch the lint so it's not being spread through out the house. Also you don't want to be using that come the warm weather, you'll want all that humidity to be going out side.
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:40 am

I tried that one year and I got some heat out of it but the house humidity went sky high and all of the windows would get moisture collected on them (you could not see out) and it would run down the windows and water stained all of my wood on my windows and window trim. Maybe if you did only 1 load per week it may keep the moisture to a respectable level. My laundry is on the first floor so it may work better with the laundry in the basement.
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Re: Use Electric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:42 am

Rick it may also be a problem if you have one of the older type of washing machines. I would think with the newer ones since they ring them out so well that it would be less of a problem?
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:45 am

Our is situated in the basement right across from the stairs so the heat & humidity go right up the stairs. If your laundry room is buried in an unfinished basement, you can run a 4" drier vent line up through the floor to your living area. (after the lint screen)

We don't mind the fresh laundry smell which stops as soon as the drier does.
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Re: Use Electric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:47 am

Adamiscold wrote:You may want to add one of your wife's nylon stocking's to catch the lint so it's not being spread through out the house. Also you don't want to be using that come the warm weather, you'll want all that humidity to be going out side.


All of these come with a lint screen so you don't need to do that.
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:49 am

gambler wrote:I tried that one year and I got some heat out of it but the house humidity went sky high and all of the windows would get moisture collected on them (you could not see out) and it would run down the windows and water stained all of my wood on my windows and window trim


Wait for 10 minutes or so, when allot of the moisture is gone, then divert it into your house.
Most of us need more moisture in the air during the winter anyway.
Devil505
 
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:08 am

Devil505 wrote:Wait for 10 minutes or so, when allot of the moisture is gone, then divert it into your house.
Most of us need more moisture in the air during the winter anyway.


Hell I can't get my wife to flip the light switch off when she leaves the room and you think she will go and move a diverter back and forth when she does laundry!
I do not touch the laundry. We used to split all of the chores but over the years they have graduated to being my chores. I do the dishes (dishwasher), vacuum the carpets, sweep and clean the ceramic, clean the bathtubs and toilets (4 of them), some cooking, snow removal, lawn care, take out the gabage and car maintenance. The laundry is one thing that she still does (and some of the cooking) so I don't go near it for fear that it will become my chore.

Don't get me started on cleaning up after yourself as I have been known to clean off the kitchen counter with one swipe of my arm.

ok, deep breaths, calm down.
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:14 am

We tried that, but put WAY too much moisture in...don't try it with towels or linens.

I went to a friends house just the other night and they had a FOG in the house, they were doing this with towels....phew. felt like a sauna...
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:20 am

WNY wrote:We tried that, but put WAY too much moisture in...don't try it with towels or linens.


Just wait 10 minutes into the drying cycle. Most of the moisture will be gone & you'll still save most of the wasted heat & get some beneficial moisture.

gambler wrote:Hell I can't get my wife to flip the light switch off when she leaves the room and you think she will go and move a diverter back and forth when she does laundry!


My wife's totally unmechanical so I always throw the lever when she does the laundry too.
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Re: Use Electric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: coalmeister On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:56 pm

Devil505 wrote:
Adamiscold wrote:You may want to add one of your wife's nylon stocking's to catch the lint so it's not being spread through out the house. Also you don't want to be using that come the warm weather, you'll want all that humidity to be going out side.


All of these come with a lint screen so you don't need to do that.



On the diverter or the wife's stocking? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:48 pm

While it will put some heat in the house, as others have said, way too much humidity. Also, even though the clothes have been laundered, they have alot of bacteria on them and it puts unhealthly air in the home. I don't recommend it, particularly if anyone in the home has alergies or asthma. Besides, do you really need it with coal heat? Nah!
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:18 pm

Next, we will be re-routing the dishwasher's heat....
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Re: Use Eelectric Clothes Drier Heat

PostBy: steveyrock On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:38 pm

I ran the dryer heat back into my basement years ago with a contraption like the one posted here and had the windows sweating to the point I had to keep wiping them down so the sills wouldnt rot out upstairs in the kitchen.I vented it back outside.
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