Can the bathrm and dryer exhaust share the same vent?


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Old 05-27-06, 02:04 PM
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Can the bathrm and dryer exhaust share the same vent?

Can I use the same vent outlet using a y duct connection for my bathroom and dryer exhaust. They are both very close to each other with about 6 ft run each to the y connector.
 
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Old 05-27-06, 03:21 PM
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No. The dryer vents out not only hot air but lint as well. Iy you Y them together adn the end becomes restricted, it will try to force it back through the fan and will send lint there.

Another reason, and maybe even more important is, if this is now or or may be in the future a gas dryer, the results could be lethal.
I also suspect code requirements will not allow this.
 
 

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