Clean _what_ out? With whatever you have that works best. Like,
find any buildup, knock it loose (think flue-cleaning brush on
wand), suck it up with shop-vac or such.
OTOH, cleaning out attic of 30-yrs-worth of lint and rot may be a
bulldozer job. Literally.
This is quite a fire hazard too by the way. One of the leading
causes of home fires if memory serves.
That's trouble too, for different reasons. The moisture will not do
good things for you rattic. Might want to check your attic for
indications of mold, and get someone to extend that vent up to the
roof with a proper roof cap.
There are kits with round brushes, and flexible shafts available at
appliance stores, big box home depot like places, wal mart too I
a good friend mistakedly vented a dryer into a otherwise unused
chimney. over time it plugged with lint and the dryer finally
overheated and shut down.
it took me 30 seconds to understand his trouble, I asked WAT were you
he changed the vent and never dod understand the problem even after
looking at the totally lint plugged vent......
it should all go up thru the roof?
he just didnt get it:(
ok, I will buy a brush and shop vac for the vent clean up.
As far as the moisture goes, I figure the leaking heat ducts must keep
it pretty dry up there!!!!
I really am going to tape up the airducts at the connectors and clean
out the dryer vent.
But, it's a rental, so when I get roundtoit. All routine for a 30 yr
Todd H. wrote:
I installed a new dryer last year, and within months clothes weren't
drying properly, and then my laundry room started getting steamy...
turned out that the screen on the exterior vent was damaged, and
squirrels were travelling the whole length (appr. 30') of horizontal
venting and nesting right next to the dryer. Lucky for us (and the
squirrels) that we didn't have a fire.
with a chimney brush and a shop vac, we got it pretty clean.
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