Fresh Air Duct for Electric Clothes Dryer
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13 Oct 2012 12:42 PM
GE got 4.8 million of "stimulus" money to develop a heat pump dryer. They are supposed to introduce one in 2013.
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13 Oct 2012 09:33 PM
Posted By Liebler on 13 Oct 2012 12:42 PM
GE got 4.8 million of "stimulus" money to develop a heat pump dryer. They are supposed to introduce one in 2013.

I wonder if they will offer the option of duct vs ductless. Hopefully the pricing is not too outrageous.
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17 Oct 2012 11:33 AM
Use all weatherstripped doors to the laudry room and feed the fresh air thru a static pressure damper, it will pull from the exterior
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13 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
$1235 for a GE condenser. http://www.amazon.com/DCCH480EKWW-Ventless-Condenser-Electric-Capacity/dp/B004JW63N8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355406652&sr=8-1&keywords=ge+condensing+dryer

Amazon lists competing brands as well but not much improvement in price. Dana found one for $630 and posted the link in a concurrent thread by myrtleboone. But the folks here who have lived in Europe had mixed reviews on condensers, apparently based on price. My Miele works great although the wife says it takes longer.

In a hot climate, condensers would add cooling load in the form of machine and condensation heat. Dunno if it produces more heat than a vented dryer.

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13 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
I wonder what the effect of taking longer is on the clothes. It wouldn't take much additional wear on clothing to offset the $50/year you might save.
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13 Dec 2012 09:22 PM
Miele claims that its drum design is particularly gentle on clothes. These appliances built like tanks. The washing machine has cast iron weights to dampen the spin cycle, which they do admirably. The washer must go 300 pounds.








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09 Sep 2017 01:39 PM
We just added a powered fresh air "make up" air intake from soffit to laundry room exactly for the dryer make up air reason. The clothes come out fresher and during the project we discovered we have a very tight house.

I think adding a dryer make up vent is a great idea for certain houses. In a typically tight house in which residents don't open windows, the dryer 100 to 200 cfm exhaust has to draw its make up air from somewhere. It's usually from uncontrolled sources such as cracks around electric outlets, imperfectly sealed HVAC openings in the ceilings, cracks under wall plates, behind bathroom fixtures etc... this means the make up air is coming from very dirty places, like attic crawl space or insides of walls.

Put in an air intake and it will get rid of that aspect of tight house problem. Also, for those concerned, please note the amount of air has not made any difference in our AC cooling or heating.

Here's my video about our installation :

https://youtu.be/wy2mGOjMfoA
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09 Sep 2017 01:39 PM
Video on dryer make up air vent diy project https://youtu.be/wy2mGOjMfoA
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