I'm working on a workshop right now... for mainly stained glass, but also
some woodworking etc etc. Seems I didn't account for ventilation in that
room when i put the walls up... gets quit stifling in there. I've been
thinking about a relatively innexpensive way to exchange some air in there
when the door is closed (as it usually will be). My idea was to install 2
exhaust type fans... one at floor level to suck air in from outside the shop
(from the basement), and one mounted over my workbench to draw away
solder/chemical vapors etc vented to the outside. That should provide
reasonable air flow.
The question is, how to vent the silly thing outside. This used to be the
laundry room (well, it still is technically, just enlarged), so I was
thinking about perhaps hooking into the dryer exhaust, but I'm not really
sure how to go about it. Can I just cobble together some sort of splice
between the two ducts (flexible stuff) and go to it... or are there other
Unfortunately there are no useable windows in there, so the dryer vent is my
best option at the moment.