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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    Correct washer/dryer room venting?

    Hi,
    I have a washer/dryer utility room on the first floor with it's own supply vent for heat and AC. There is an exhaust fan in the ceiling however the damper inside the exhaust fan has been removed. Perhaps this was done so that make-up air can enter for the dryer? I do notice very hot air "falling" from the exhaust fan into the room on hot days since there is no damper.
    What is the correct way for this room to be set up?
    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Central Oregon
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    The back draft damper was probably lost when installed. Your vent must go into the attic and terminate at a bird block or roof vent. In any case you may be able to pick up a butterfly style back draft dampr and install it at your vent termination or inline. That will help. Make up air in our state isnt required unless the dryer vents 400 cfm. Most vent 200-250 cfm
    If you think our goverment is screwed up. You haven't lived in another country.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Colorado
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    Thanks!

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