wasted heat - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

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%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2008, 12:26 AM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

I'll ask my uncle. He'* an engineer for Whirlpool...
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 01:01 AM   #12
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Zilla Motorsorts dryer exhaust.


Working on it.......
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 01:04 AM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

Kinda like the Zilla Motorsports Home Central air conditioning..which by the way..was a stroke of genius, it really works
SSEimatt93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 07:37 AM   #14
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Even if you could vent the exhaust inside, your filter idea would be a fire hazard. I don't have an exact number, but most dryer fires are due to lint buildup.

Besides, how much do you use your dryer that it could become a reliable heat source??
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 09:42 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Kinda along the same lines... I always wondered why gas stoves are OK to use indoors. Think about it. Same basic concept as a furnace or dryer. But, the gas stoves don't have to be vented to the outdoors.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 04:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lunchboxx is on a distinguished road
Default

i think that the answer has to do with use..it would make sense that a gas dryer would use more gas/create more exhaust than a range would. but at any rate chemsitry says

CH4 + 2O2 ------->COgas + 2H2Ovapor +(heat energy released)

of course in the real world, there is some nitrogen involved
lunchboxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 08:00 PM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 819
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
glorkar is on a distinguished road
Default

My buddy actually does use his dryer to heat the basement when we're playing pool/darts/drinking, but his is electric. The only downside we've found is that if we do that when clothes are actually drying, there is an incredible amount of moisture that gets spued about everything down there. It works better than one of those little baseboard heaters though.
glorkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 08:17 PM   #18
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Moisture: Thats the main reason for not venting you dryer into the house. Mold loves damp warm basements and once you get it its a bear to get rid of.

The dryer alone wouldn't put off enough co to be a big worry. Anyone ever die from leaving their oven running for 12hrs on turkey day? Yup, your oven'* not vented usually...
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

but why is a hot water heater vented if it doesnt put off that much co?
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 08:23 PM   #20
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

HW heater runs what? Every 20 mnutes 24/7
Dryer runs ??? hour a week per person?
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wasted resources and solutions for the energy problem? GonneVille Lounge 6 04-16-2008 07:37 PM
How I wasted my weekend... clm2112 Lounge 2 06-16-2006 10:08 AM
I've wasted time at work, but SHEESH!!!! MOS95B Lounge 2 07-02-2005 01:09 AM
Anyone here heat with oil heat? I have questions? h1081dan Lounge 3 11-14-2004 05:22 PM
94 MUSTANG GT GOT WASTED!!!!!!!! General GM Chat 7 06-17-2003 08:10 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.