Dryer exhaust in the bathroom


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Old 04-01-19, 05:21 PM
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Dryer exhaust in the bathroom

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Since I purchased my co-op whenever I use my dryer (electric) the exhaust keeps dumping into my bathroom through the bathroom exhaust fan in the ceiling. Iíve been noticing lint on the floor and on the exhaust cover. When I removed the bathroom ceiling exhaust cover it was full of lint. The entire fan was cover in lint. It also takes a very long time to dry my clothes. I went up into the attic and removed the plywood covering the floor and found that the dryer and bathroom exhaust ducts were tied in by a tee y. My guess is that the contractor who did the renovations were suppose to run separate lines. If thatís the case I will have to bring it up with the board. Could use some advice.
 
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Old 04-01-19, 05:25 PM
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That is some extremely shoddy and incorrect work. The lines must be kept separate.
Squishing it between the ceiling wasn't too helpful either.
 
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Old 04-01-19, 07:32 PM
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That’s what I thought Pete. Thanks
 
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Old 04-02-19, 03:54 AM
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You are looking at a clog in the line before it leaves house where it is twisted. Needs to be fixed.
 
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It is also against code. Dryer ducts must be smooth walled galvanized steel. Plastic flex ducting is not permitted.
 
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Old 04-02-19, 06:07 PM
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Thank you everyone, the original contractor that did the work is coming to fix it!
 
 

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