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Are Indoor dryer vents safe?


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2009-01-03 21:20:08
2009-01-03 21:20:08

Safe is a relative word. Crossing the street can be safe, depending on whether or not a car is coming. Likewise, venting a dryer indoors will increase moisture levels as well as introduce dust/lint into the air- which can't be benficial to a child with asthma. However, venting indoors will not kill you immediately. Like anything, repeated exposure could cause potential health hazards and mold in your home.


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NO, just duct it into the soffit. you can also get the indoor kit that is made for a dryer, but at some point you should install a vent to the outside,there are tons of vents.

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The LintEater vent cleaner will help with cleaning out your vents, although you'll still have to periodically clean it out so your dryer doesn't overheat.

It would be best not to. Dryer lint is full of chemicals and soap, it just would not be safe.

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