Bathroom vent - Dryer Hose?


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Old 05-22-06, 07:07 AM
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Bathroom vent - Dryer Hose?

I need to vent my bathroom fan, currently goes into the attic. I saw at HD that have the dryer vent kits with the flexible aluminum, can I use that?
 
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hi
you need an insulated cover over the pipe to stop condensation i9f not it will form condensation and drip inside the vent
 
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Old 05-23-06, 04:18 AM
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So can I use that type or should I use the solid - rigid venting aluminum pipe?
 
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I don't see any problem using dryer vent. You can also get an even cheaper flexible plastic vent. The important thing is to wrap the vent line with insulation to minimze condensation. This is especially important if you live in cold climes and if there is a fairly long run of duct.
 
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Doesn't mold build up in plastic?
 
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I don't know about mold. I have a Nutone heater/vent fan in a BR used daily. The vent hose is plastic, it came with the vent. Most house vent piping is plastic (PVC) and I don't think mold is a problem there. It's several years old and we haven't noticed anything that would indicate a mold problem.
 
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Bathroom vent - Dryer Hose?

Your fan will move more air (and mositure) and do a better job with the smooth, rigid aluminum than with a flexible pipe.

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Old 05-24-06, 05:11 AM
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So can I use that type or should I use the solid - rigid venting aluminum pipe?
Flexible duct should be illegal. Whenever possible use solid pipe.
 
 

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