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Old 07-10-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Dryer Vent And Bathroom Exhaust Vent Question


Do you see this being a problem with the dryer vent and bathroom exhaust vent going into a wye connector? The taped off part is where the dryer will eventually connect to. I bought one of those inline flappers (whatever they are called) to install on the dryer duct to prevent air from the exhaust fan going into the dryer duct.

Is this ok or?

p.s. this is a powder room no shower. Also this is inside the closet in the powder room with bifold doors that houses the washer and dryer.
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Dryer vent needs to be ran on its own line with the least 90s & turns as possible. Dont have it in front of me but you are allowed so many turns in so many feet. Flapper will only catch lint and build up eventually. Possible fire hazard. Happened to my neighbor. Straight shot to outside where possible. Fart fan needs to be vented to soffit or outside. Hope the pic is temporary

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Dryer vent needs to be ran on its own line with the least 90s & turns as possible. Dont have it in front of me but you are allowed so many turns in so many feet. Flapper will only catch lint and build up eventually. Possible fire hazard. Happened to my neighbor. Straight shot to outside where possible. Fart fan needs to be vented to soffit or outside. Hope the pic is temporary
The exhaust fan is vented outside that is the exhaust fan duct you are looking at. This is surface mounted above the dryer inside the closet to take some heat out and odors. The powder room is in the basement.

I know about the bends for the dryer duct but as you see in the picture there won't be any bends goes straight up to that taped off part of the wye.
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Just saw your added p.s. Is it not an outside wall where the window is? Your going to have to run the dryer vent out that wall. need more info. on how its set up
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Just saw your added p.s. Is it not an outside wall where the window is? Your going to have to run the dryer vent out that wall. need more info. on how its set up
It is ducted right outside through the window. I took half the window out and put plywood on the inside and outside. The whole house is brick that's why i did that.
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A dryer needs its own dedicated vent line, end of story. Cut another hole in the plywood.
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Ok you lost me. !st you said this is inside the powder room now your saying powder room is below? Need more info.
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I added a pic of the outside in my original post.
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Just pop another hole in the plywood and run separate vents . Dryer gets it's OWN vent period !!
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Ok putting another vent in is not a problem at all no need to shout. I only thought of this idea to save the customer some money and not have a bunch of ugly vents out the side of his house. Not a problem.
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To op. my bad I did not realize this was in basement. As I stated in 1st post needs to be on seperate line. To Tin and eagle sorry about my confusion I just couldn't grab what he was trying to set up. Hell I just saw the plywood from the inside reflection. Long week and it's getting too hot outside for my old arse here in Tx.
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While you're at it, ditch the flexible crap. Smooth ducting is all I use for dryers once you get past the back wall.
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I use smooth duct too, whenever reasonable. If not, then it's the semi-rigid.
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Straight metal is Code here for the dryer vents and kitchen exhaust fans, too.
Make sure there is slope on the pipe to the exterior so any condensation drains outside. It doesn't take much slope to drain it, but sloping to the warm interior has the potential to cause some grief in the long term.

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