Is it safe to have the washer and an electric dryer in a basement room with an oil tank, oil burner for water baseboards and water heater?

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Unless you have a written local amendment disallowing it there is no reason this would be unsafe or prohibited. I have seen and worked on many, many basements that fit this exact description.

My only concern would be keeping the area clear of lint from the dryer.

  • Thanks. Is venting outside the house and periodical cleaning not enough? What other things can be placed in the room to make it clear of lint and prevent fire?
    – atong
    Oct 17, 2014 at 13:46
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    Yes, that should be fine. Make sure the venting system (ducts, hoses, flapper, etc) are all in good shape and sealed and connected well. Oct 17, 2014 at 20:48

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