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Thread: Venting a tumble dryer

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    Venting a tumble dryer

    Need to put a vent for a tumble dryer in a brick wall garage. Not going to be used that much so thinking it should be OK to run some ducting up the wall, through ceiling and then vent out through the soffit instead of going straight through the external brick wall. Pros and cons?

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    I think you have nailed it. No point making it harder than it needs to be ie cutting holes in the brick. Achieves the same result only con is there will be visible ducting but who cares, not like tumble dryers are sleek and minimalistic. I wouldn't bother with the dryer company supplied ducting kits either as one of the PVC pipe sizes will likely fit the outlet on the dryer and be cheaper.
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    Get the ducting, and a cover ( for the soffit) from Mitre 10
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    Mine has the vent out the front, just have to angle it towards the window and leave the window open

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    I just got some of the correct size ducting from the local hardware store, duct taped that into the rear outlet to keep it in place and drop it out the window when in use, keeps the moisture out of the house pretty well. Been 6.5 years and probably due to spend another $15 on a replacement duct.

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    Don't need dryers in the sunny BOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Don't need dryers in the sunny BOP
    I am surprised you wear clothes.😆


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    The ducting kits suck, pvc pipe works much better as its smooth inside so the air flows better. Also the shorter the ducting is and the less bends the better. Dryers don't push the air out with much oomph so the less restriction on the outwards air the faster your cloths will dry and the less power you use.

    If it's your own home I would go strait through the wall, we did this at home and were very surprised at how much we could reduce the cycle time


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    We had ours vented directly into our large double garage for 14 years and didn't ever have any moisture problems in there.
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    If you haven't already bought the dryer, maybe consider a condenser dryer, that way only need a water drain line, which may be easier to deal with.
    Otherwise yea I'd try avoid cutting out the brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    The ducting kits suck, pvc pipe works much better as its smooth inside so the air flows better. Also the shorter the ducting is and the less bends the better. Dryers don't push the air out with much oomph so the less restriction on the outwards air the faster your cloths will dry and the less power you use.

    If it's your own home I would go strait through the wall, we did this at home and were very surprised at how much we could reduce the cycle time
    Yes I get what you are saying about the ducting but with the drier hanging on the wall upside down it will be a pretty short run of ducting with one bend so shouldn't be too bad and I really can't be arsed cutting holes in bricks at the moment.

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    If you haven't already bought the dryer, maybe consider a condenser dryer, that way only need a water drain line, which may be easier to deal with.
    Otherwise yea I'd try avoid cutting out the brick.
    I did think about a condenser dryer but stopped thinking about them immediately after I saw what they cost. Would be a good option though.

 

 

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