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    Is dryer exhaust harmful?

    I just did two loads of laundry without realizing that the dryer exhaust was dumping the exhaust into the basement, not the yard. I thought it smelled a little funny...

    My fingernails aren't purple, so I think I'm in teh clear.

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    What makes you think it would be harmful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2Hotty
    I just did two loads of laundry without realizing that the dryer exhaust was dumping the exhaust into the basement, not the yard. I thought it smelled a little funny...

    My fingernails aren't purple, so I think I'm in teh clear.
    I'm pretty sure it's just hot, humid air and the smell of your fabric softener. Unless you're drying something besides clothes in there...
    Move along...nothing to see here.

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    The dryer creates superheated particles of styrene, which are released from clothes everytime you launder them. The vapors, when inhaled, cool, polymerize, and turn your lungs into styrofoam.

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    Dryer exhaust contains a psychotropic drug, 1,2Di-ethylene exachloride which is a volatile organic compound given off when polymers such as lycra are heated above 20 Centigrade. A common effect of this drug, when inhaled in even small quantities is to give the impression of being an experienced cyclist, this leads to an enhanced feeling of balance, which in turn leads to an attempt to ride a bike along a narrow plank suspended over Niagra Falls.

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    nummy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn Bait
    The dryer creates superheated particles of styrene, which are released from clothes everytime you launder them. The vapors, when inhaled, cool, polymerize, and turn your lungs into styrofoam.
    popcorn lungs.
    i heard with movement it will aslo polarize hair follicles so yer hair stands-up.


    be careful out there

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    Vents are for suckers.

    We recently purchased a condensor dryer. All exhaust is condensed into a reservoir that drains into a sink. No need to vent... or worry about a fire from a clogged vent. If we chose to, we could empty the reservoir after each load-- meaning we could place the dryer anywhere in the house (if we were so inclined).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2Hotty
    I just did two loads of laundry without realizing that the dryer exhaust was dumping the exhaust into the basement, not the yard. I thought it smelled a little funny...

    My fingernails aren't purple, so I think I'm in teh clear.
    Is your dryer's hear source electric or natural gas. If it is electric, there is no harm in venting into the house -- all that will go into the house is vaporized water and any lint that is not caught by the lint trap. However, I recall that when we were looking at dryers when we lived in a house with a gas line and natural gas was an option, that a gas-heated dryer had to be vented to the outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    Is your dryer's hear source electric or natural gas. If it is electric, there is no harm in venting into the house -- all that will go into the house is vaporized water and any lint that is not caught by the lint trap. However, I recall that when we were looking at dryers when we lived in a house with a gas line and natural gas was an option, that a gas-heated dryer had to be vented to the outside.
    I'm not sure, but I think it's gas. Whatever, I'm tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2Hotty
    I'm not sure, but I think it's gas. Whatever, I'm tough.
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    I'm sure it's fine... You probably would have noticed any ill side effects (unless there's carcinogens in it). You didn't try to "bong" the exhaust hose, did you?

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    Your a idiot. You should have tested by putting the doggy down in the basement, if the pooch dies it means you have to ventilate. Keep throwing puppies in there till you are sure the air is clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by golzy
    I'm sure it's fine... You probably would have noticed any ill side effects (unless there's carcinogens in it). You didn't try to "bong" the exhaust hose, did you?
    Note no postings on his part in nearly an hour...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 1201
    Note no postings on his part in nearly an hour...
    The dryer exhaust fumes are forcing him to watch pr0n, no doubt. Randy little lard rind he is.
    Originally posted by thatsmybush:
    I can only speak for my self, but if Fergie wanted to rub her lovely lady lumps on me, I could play the role of "human stripper pole."

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    Quote Originally Posted by golzy
    You didn't try to "bong" the exhaust hose, did you?
    Heck yes I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2Hotty
    Heck yes I did.
    I bet the dryer gets hot enough to be a vaporizer if you had about a kilo of weed to burn--presumably you could get a whole room stoned. Give it a try at your next party and report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    I bet the dryer gets hot enough to be a vaporizer if you had about a kilo of weed to burn--presumably you could get a whole room stoned. Give it a try at your next party and report back.
    Send me a pound of grass and I'll do it.

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    Lint on walls and ceiling is a BIG fire hazard

    I can't think of anything in the exhaust that would harm you, at least in small doses (in an electric dryer it would be water and air; I assume gas dryers have separate stacks for the flame). The lint that drifts around the room can be a major fire hazard, though.
    Everybody knows about the danger of clogged vents, but nobody thinks about drifting lint. I was in a volunteer FD for 10 years, and we saw a couple of fires a year where the lint that had leaked from the exhaust and collected under cabinets or behind appliances would light up and set the walls, drapes etc on fire. One woman told me she was plugging in a vacuum cleaner when the outlet sparked. It set fire to a layer of dryer lint on the wall and "it just raced up the wall and over the ceiling like a movie."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory
    I can't think of anything in the exhaust that would harm you, at least in small doses (in an electric dryer it would be water and air; I assume gas dryers have separate stacks for the flame). The lint that drifts around the room can be a major fire hazard, though.
    Everybody knows about the danger of clogged vents, but nobody thinks about drifting lint. I was in a volunteer FD for 10 years, and we saw a couple of fires a year where the lint that had leaked from the exhaust and collected under cabinets or behind appliances would light up and set the walls, drapes etc on fire. One woman told me she was plugging in a vacuum cleaner when the outlet sparked. It set fire to a layer of dryer lint on the wall and "it just raced up the wall and over the ceiling like a movie."
    Yeah, there was a bunch clumped up on a window sill. I'm sure there's more behind the washer and dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2Hotty
    Yeah, there was a bunch clumped up on a window sill. I'm sure there's more behind the washer and dryer.
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