Do not vent a dryer vent indoors, or in this way.
And also, never use the white, plastic dryer vent tubing!
The dryer in this house disobeyed all the rules!
The laundry room was on the middle level, venting the dryer through the floor.
Sometimes that means it turns and goes outdoors.
And sometimes it does not.
In this house the dryer vented directly into the unfinished basement.
And apparently had for some time.
But also, the white, plastic venting material terminates into an old nylon stocking!
It's been a while since I have seen this one.
Not only does venting the dryer in this way add enormous amounts of moisture to the house, but using the nylon stocking is an easy and quick clogger which can cause other venting problems with the dryer. Like overheating!
And the white, plastic tubing is just waiting for some extra heat so it can deteriorate and cause additional danger to the household!
This is an accident waiting to happen. Most accidents are set ups, so they are waiting to happen!
My recommendation: with all the resources available today via the computer, why would something this "old school" and urban legendish still be out there? Why would people vent a dryer in about the worst way it could be vented? Because they don't know or have not found out. The old saying that we don't know what we don't know is alive and well. May I suggest we use the information out there, ask questions, do research, and provide the safest, best way to do things for ourselves? And read my blogs! There are thousands of topics covered in my blogs here on Active Rain!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560