Gas Dryer


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Old 01-04-06, 11:23 AM
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Gas Dryer

I recently moved into apt in 2 family house in Oct. Before I moved in I was told that I had a washer/dryer hookup. When PSE&G came to hook up my gas dryer, I was told there was only 1 vent and it was against code for him to connect 2 gas dryers to same vent. I didnt know what he was talking about. Never saw this before. So I called my landlord and her husband had a friend connect both dryers together with a Y shaped connector. Now at times the laundry room is like a sauna or at other times there is a smell - not gas - I dont know what the hell it is. They are not putting in another vent. Sometimes both dryers are in use at the same time. Im not comfortable with this set up and want to know is there anything I can do (besides moving) to make sure nothing goes wrong.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 05:23 PM
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PSE&G is exactly right. You can not have two dryers vented into a single hose. What you are likely smelling is exhaust (which includes carbon monoxide) build up. This is an extremely dangerous situation and needs to be corrected ASAP!

Each dryer needs to have its own vent hose from the dryer to the outside.

Since the landlord is too cheap to spend a few dollars for a new vent, I would hate to see their reaction when they get slapped with a law suit for health related illness (or worse) due to the set up.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 08:15 PM
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Do you know the cost to put in an additional vent?
 
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Old 01-04-06, 09:12 PM
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i would have the company come back out and have them write up something saying that the venting for the dryer is not right..

They MUST go out alone.. if the landlord won't do anything, then I'd contact the City hall aboutu the safety concern.

The smell you are smelling is the soap/fabric softner... humidity.. ect.. it MUST go outside.
 
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Old 01-05-06, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Debbie48
Do you know the cost to put in an additional vent?
If the laundry room is on an exterior wall, the cost is minimal. Twenty dollars on the high side for the flex tube and end piece. A four inch hole is needed to go through the wall.
 
 

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