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An opening under the building code would typically be a door or a window. If you have a gas leak, the dryer vent nearby doesn't significantly increase the hazard of the gas leak, because the hazard of a gas leak is massive. On the other hand, blowing hot moist air on a piece of equipment is more likely to create maintenance issues and routing a new ...


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Residential clothes dryers typically vent at a temperature of around 130°-165°F (54°-74°C). Wikipedia gives the glass transition temperature (colloquially the melting point) of ABS as 221°F (105°C). Even assuming that you get a perfect heat transfer, you'll be fine.


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Assuming this is in North America, No, you can't plug an electric dryer into a regular plug. An electric dryer requires 208-240 volts and possibly as much as 30 amps of current, and a standard plug supplies only 110-120 volts and 15-20 amps. You will need an electrician (or knowledgeable acquaintance) to run high-current wiring and install the correct plug ...


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In the first place, having two pieces of equipment (the dryer and the aircon) that both need quite a bit of power, both on the same circuit is probably not a good idea. You have already noticed there is interference between them. So the first step would be to get one or the other onto a second circuit. I don't know how electrical codes are in your country ...


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According to BIC's FAQs, an alcohol-based hairspray is first choice to try: ... spray the hair spray directly on the stain and then wipe off with a clean paper towel or rag. You might need to do this a few times depending on the size of the stain. If you make several cleaning passes with water, alcohol, acetone, paint thinner, etc., and there is ...


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Depending on the ink, denatured alcohol may be able to remove the stains without causing further harm to your dryer. Isopropyl alcohol may work, but it will be less effective. Take a rag and fold it up neatly into a square and saturate it in the alcohol. Then take another piece of rag and wrap it around the square and keep rubbing until all of the ink has ...


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Ink has acid in it, so the color will etch onto most surfaces. One way to remove the color is to use an even more powerful acid, like nitric acid. Using a powerful acid will probably eat into basket of the dryer, so you will still see a mark. One type of acid you can buy is tire cleaner which is sold in any auto parts store. Beware this is powerful stuff ...


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Dryer cords are designed to be replaced. It's apparently even common for them to ship without a cord so that you can install the appropriate cord for your outlet. Houses built before 1996 typically need a 3-wire cord with a NEMA 10-30 connector. Houses built after 1996 (in the US) typically have a NEMA 14-30 outlet, and will require a 4-wire cord. (FWIW, a ...


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Check your roof vent for clogging on lint right at the exit. Ideally... your dryer should terminate at the closest point outdoors. I personally on a weekend and a bit of money, would just punch a hole through the wall and vent that way. The longer the run of vent the more resistance the dryer has to overcome. If the tube is the ribbed tubing, that adds a ...


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There should (must?) be a vent on the roof. If you can get up there, take the hat off of the vent and run a fishtape though the vent. (A fishtape is long, skinny, flexible steel or fiberglass rod that electricians use to run wire through conduit.) Once you've got the fishtape to the other end, tie a nylon rope to the tape and pull it through. After that, ...


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Dryer vents need regular maintenance. Period. No one ever does it, of course, which is why every time you buy a new house, you pretty much need to replace the old vent because no one ever cleaned it out. Ideally, you'd clean the lint out every 6 months or so. A booster fan can help, but doesn't necessarily eliminate any of the maintenance. Plus, you now ...


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We had this problem and it turned out to be the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse helps prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it gets too hot. If the clothes dryer will not start, examine this fuse. This is the most typical part to fail when the dryer won't work.


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Definitely get the booster fan. We installed one in our old house. It worked quite well. They cost about $200 and you can pick them up at places like Home Depot. It sounds like your venting tube is probably very long. The booster fan will help force the gunk out.


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They're often called dryer booster fans. They aren't particularly difficult to install, and they are reasonably effective. However, they also have some significant downsides - the fan itself obstructs the the vent pipe, which makes it much more difficult to effectively clean the vent, and it will further reduce airflow and increase lint accumulation should ...


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Check the vent on the outside. The vent on my house had a screen behind the flap, which is not appropriate for a dryer vent but ok for a bathroom fan. Removing the screen fixed the constant clogging behavior in my system.



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