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#154446 - 09/16/05 08:31 PM Dryer exhaust fan.
Edward Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: California
Can the dryer exhasut fan exhaust into the crawl space with proper venting? Or it has to vent into open space.
I would say outside to open space because i have been under the house(crawl space) while the dryer was on and it seems to be humid.Which inturn humidity might create mold.

Am i not correct?

Edward
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#154447 - 09/17/05 07:52 AM Re: Dryer exhaust fan.
Ryan_J Offline
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It must vent outside.
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#154448 - 09/17/05 05:30 PM Re: Dryer exhaust fan.
HLCbuild Offline
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Loc: Herndon,Va USA
In the 2000 IRC (which we are still under here) M1501.1 says Clothes Dryer Exhaust: "Dryer exhaust systems shall be independent of all other systems, shall convey the moisture to the outdoors and shall terminate on the outside of the building"
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#154449 - 09/17/05 06:57 PM Re: Dryer exhaust fan.
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Thank you gents.
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#154450 - 11/19/05 01:08 AM Re: Dryer exhaust fan.
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In our area, the vent permanently installed must be smooth wall galvanized sheet metal not over, as I remember, 15 feet long. The connection to the dryer must be metallic flexible duct. Improper Dryer venting causes lots of fires.
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