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Nick of Pittsburgh
Venting a Dryer
Nick of Pittsburgh

Stupid question has been bugging me. If your house has an overhang and you have a clothes dryer say on the first floor...if you vent it out the side wall wouldn't all that moist air from you wet clothes just rise BACK UP and go right in your soffit vent?

So how should you vent you dryer in this case? Up through the roof? That seems too long. Or should you just EXTEND the vent pipe. Or isn't this necessary?

Maybe I'm overly concerned?!:confused:

keith3267
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keith3267

You are overly concerned. What you should be concerned about is keeping the vent free from lint. You can get a telescoping brush from one of the big hardware stores that you can power with an electric drill to occasionally clean out the vent so that the drier works more efficiently and is less of a fire hazard.

ed21
Re: Venting a Dryer
ed21

Overly concerned

Fencepost
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Fencepost

The vapor from the dryer vent doesn't go straight up, except for maybe on the calmest of days.

dj1
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dj1

What you are describing is actually normal practice in the building industry, for the past how many years.

hollasboy
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hollasboy

Also the air coming out of the dryer vent is only really moist during the first 10 minutes or so of the drying cycle. As the clothes get dryer, less and less moisture is sent out of the vent. I have noticed this with my wall vent - it makes a lot more steam when I first start it up.

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