I recently moved my new home and found it quite strange why the dryer
was vented into the Garage. When ever I dry my clothes everything in
the garage gets humid and I know that can't be good for the Car. The
problem is I don't want to vent it to the attic because the dryer is
on the first floor and I can't vent it directly out the laudry room
because that is the front of the house.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am at a lost.
You shouldn't vent it *into* the attic regardless as that will
eventually cause more expensive problems than to your car. You can
vent it *through* the attic to the outdoors if properly designed. You
can read about dryer venting at the following link:
How long can my dryer vent be?
You mean because of estetics?
There's not too many choices and most will depend on your home's
design and what you're willing to do or put up with. Vent through the
closest wall (recommended) and maybe hide the vent with a shrub, vent
*through* the attic which may involve cutting a hole in the roof or
soffit and depending on total length, may require a 'booster fan'.
You could use an 'indoor vent kit' which will cause all the dryer's
moisture to go into that room or purchase a condensing dryer which
condenses the dryer's exhaust moisture and sends it down the same
drain your washer uses. The latter are expensive though as can be seen
at the following link:
<< Vent through the closest wall (recommended) and maybe hide the vent with a
Absolutely the most efficient, sensible weay to do it. IMO, home designers who
put laundry facilties in a room without access to a side or rear outside wall
should be dipped in sorghum syrup, covered with dryer lint and staked over an
You definitely don't want to vent it into the attic. That would be a
great way to cause mold (and / or icing and water damage if you are in
one of the colder climes). You DO want to vent it outside, either
through a side wall or the foundation. Or even above the garage door if
you have to.
tim email@example.com (Tim) wrote in message
Maybe you can continue that duct inside the garage to an outside
wall???....as long as the overall length of the venting system doesn't
get too long....
Since we cannot see your house layout, any other direction the vent
could go besides into the garage?
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