05:37AM | 02/14/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
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I am designing a floor plan for a new house. I have a laundry room planned on first floor but it has all interior walls, no where to vent to.
I have a room about a foot away that has exterior walls but it would lead to the front stoop by the front door, it would look very tacky.

I want a gas dryer what options do I have? Maybe there are none....



06:40AM | 02/14/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
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I'd look to run the vent pipe between the floor joists of the floor above or the floor below. If you're dealing with a first floor location, the joists above will eventually be enclosed by ceiling, etc., so your vent line might want to be aluminum (not hose) and as short as can be for cleaning. Dryer vent lines will suffer from dryer lint build-up, no matter how good the filter. And make the run as straight as possible in case you need to snake it from either end at some point. The joists below would be exposed in the basement and allow easier maintenance. Going down instead of up will mean exiting the house just above grade, so account for that, and cutting a hole in the perimeter joists. But that also means having the hood more out of sight.


07:54AM | 02/14/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I am designing a floor plan for a new house. I have a laundry room planned on first floor but it has all interior walls... what options do I have? **

JMO but since you're still in the design stage, how about putting the laundry room close to an exterior wall?

BTW. Make sure you design for extra strong flooring in that area as washers need a very stable flooring or else damage to the washer's internal suspension can occur.

You can read some other appliance installation tips at the following links.

LINK > Time and Money Saving Appliance Installation Tips
LINK > How long can my dryer vent be?

Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site


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