My basement is half celler and half 2 car garage, is there any reason I
shouldnt or cant vent my dryer into the garage during the Fall/Winter? When
I bought my house a year ago there was a dryer vent from the cellar to the
garage but the dryer was vented elsewhere out of the cellar.
Probably not very smart for gas or electric due to combustible vapors in
the garage (could potentially blow back into vent before dryer goes
BOOM!). And with gas dryer, there is potential carbon monoxide (like
leaving the engine running with garage door closed).
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take the clothes out of the washer and ring them out in the bathtub. see
all that water? would you spray that much water all over your garage walls
on a regular basis? cause after it condenses thats exactly what you're
in short, vent it outside.
It's fine, as long as you take the garage door off. You don't want to
pump all that heat and lint into the garage promoting rust, and rot and
during the summer, additional heat. I would guess most areas also prohibit
it in code. You also risk the fire and health hazards of providing a way of
fumes coming into the living area of your home.
My dryer backs up to the garage. It is now vented 25' to the back of the
house and I have have been thinking of going to the garage, but have doubted
it was a good idea.
I guess I will cross it off completely now. thanks all. (My wife is
unenthusiastic about putting it out to the front of the house.)
Most building codes require a 1 hour fire-wall between the house and the
garage. Running a dryer vent through the wall will eliminate the safety
factor that the fire-wall provides, and would be against code.
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