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View Poll Results: is it a good idea to have the clothes dryer help heat the house?
hey, maybe thats a good idea! 2 13.33%
NO, ur retarded, slap urself 13 86.67%
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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ok, maybe this is just plain retarded. but please dont flame. its just a quick thought/ idea, without much thought.

but why not let the clothes dryer exhaust stay in the house? put like a nylon over it or something to filter the lint.

it just seems like wasted energy.

would it be a fire hazard?
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If you have a gas dryer... ever hear of carbon monoxide?
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If you have a gas dryer... ever hear of carbon monoxide?
yes its gas.

and DUHH, that completely slipped my mind.

would it be burned off?
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It won't burn, and it will kill.

Pull the dryer out from the wall and put a fan behind it to circulate the radiant heat from the dryer and the duct through the house.

But leave the duct connected to the outside.
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The CO is a result of the burning. I've never had a gas dryer... is there a way to vent the exhaust seperately from the dryer heat?

That said, I won't use the vents in the bathroom when I'm showering in the winter. That would be sucking out all that precious warm humid air.
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John, gas dryers have no other exhaust.

But if you use the fan trick above, you'll use and not waste some of that energy.
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for the amount of radiant heat, it wouldn't be worth it.

i just saw the exhaust when i was checkin out the eclipse, and had a quick brainstorm.

but Carbon Monoxide=dumb idea
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I chose "slap yourself" only becuase it'll help keep you awake long enough to get out of the house after the CO builds up.
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if you were really ambitious, you could run the exhaust vent all the way threw your house to get the radiant heat and then have it vent outside some where...

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Rig up some sort of willwren inspired heat exchanger.
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