Venting a Dryer to the Garage

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snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net wrote:

NO! No *openings* means just that. A continuous duct *may* pass *through*, but may not terminate or have any other openings in the garage.
Here, its. a minimum of 24 guage.
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On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:48:37 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@pobox.com (Phil) wrote:

Venting a dryer to the garage will add moisture, heat and dust to the space. For most situations that's not a good thing.
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Phil wrote:

Time for Yankee ingenuity here.
Run a wire from the dryer to your garage door opener.
Dryer on - door opens. Dryer off - door closes.
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can the dryer be relocated?
maybe into the garage, vented through the wall directly outside?
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snipped-for-privacy@pobox.com (Phil) wrote in

Why would you want to blow dryer lint and moist air into your garage? The dryer lint traps do not get it all.
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one car garage

In the winter you'll have lots of condensation on the outside walls, some of it may freeze. If you do it in the summer your garage walls, and possible the walls in the rest of the house, will soon be covered in mold. The wood framing may even rot.
In the summer you've got to vent the humid air from the dryer outside. In the winter you could just blow it directly into the laundry room for a while to see how it works out; check how much condensation you get on your windows.
Ron charlottesville.
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depends on the location, the dryer in parents's garage has been vented (electric not gas) into the garage for 45+ years with no ill effects.
They put used stockings over the exhaust as backup lint catcher; no lint, moisture or rust problems but they're in SoCal
YMMV
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In a cold climate, it would destroy metal from the condensation.
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