I installed one in my last house, where the dryer was in the basement. The
location of the dryer in our present home doesen't lend itself to using one
because it vents in a straight shot low down on the outside wall right behind it.
The "Heat Saver" in the previous home was one of this kind of cheapies:
If you want to "do it up brown" you could use the two gadgets accessed through
this page, a diverter valve plus a "second stage filter" to trap the lint the
dryer's own filter misses:
Unless your garage door(s) are super sealed, or SWMBO's "takin' in laundry", I
wouldn't worry too much about the humidity in the wintertime.
I'd think it would be a prudent to avoid using one of these when you are
varnishing something , to minimize the chances of stray lint landing on the wet
HYH, and Happy New Year,
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
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