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#272099 9-Jun-2020 13:56
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I’ve ordered a vented dryer for our laundry cupboard (plan is to wall mount it).
It’s got a ceiling fan in the laundry cupboard.
A mate of mine reckons it’s not enough and that I should go for a condensed dryer (standing on the table, as too heavy to wall mount).

Condensation might be an issue with a vented dryer, even with the fan running.





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  #2501506 9-Jun-2020 14:02
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That little fan wont have enough throughput, and your whole room will end up with condensation, mould, and it will make your whole house damp. Either duct your drier outside or get a different drier type IMHO. Ducted driers are faster and more efficient than condenser. Your duct can't be more than something like 10m, but you could maybe put an extra fan inline if you need more distance to duct it through the roof cavity to the eaves. If it's on an external wall you can have a builder cut a hole and make it weatherproof.


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  #2501507 9-Jun-2020 14:06
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Definitely not enough.  Had this once in a rental with a 250mm extractor and even that wasn't enough to stop serious condensation.  Do it right, or you'll be renovating the laundry next year...


 
 
 
 


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  #2501509 9-Jun-2020 14:10
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1) All the moisture from your clothes will go into your room.

 

2) Your laundry will get hot and humid.

 

3) It will spread the lint as dust through out your air.

 

As others suggested, either vent it properly outside, or buy a condenser type dryer. This will be no end of problems.

 

Otherwise find another location/stick the vented dryer in the garage.




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  #2501513 9-Jun-2020 14:19
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Thanks all.
Order cancelled and I’ll be looking for a condensed dryer.
Would a heatpump dryer be good as well?

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  #2501515 9-Jun-2020 14:21
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If you can vent it, that will give you faster, more effective drier. Condenser driers take longer, which might be harder on your clothes. Sales people try to tell you how condenser and heat pump driers are better for your clothes because it doesn't get as hot - vented driers have heat settings too.




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  #2501517 9-Jun-2020 14:23
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Unfortunately I can’t vent it.
No window near the laundry.

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  #2501525 9-Jun-2020 14:27
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You could go up into the ceiling with a long duct, maybe with another fan to help push the moist air out.


 
 
 
 


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  #2501528 9-Jun-2020 14:29
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I can recommend a heatpump dryer if you get it for a good price. Saves a ton on the lectricity bill - but can cost as much as twice a condensor dryer.

 

Big family so it goes all winter for us, YMMV 


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  #2501547 9-Jun-2020 14:49
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danepak: Unfortunately I can’t vent it.
No window near the laundry.

 

Where does the ceiling extractor vent to?

 

Edit: I’m not suggesting to use it in conjunction with the first drier you mentioned, just interested if it vents to outside or into the ceiling space (which is bad).





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  #2501560 9-Jun-2020 15:15
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Dingbatt:

danepak: Unfortunately I can’t vent it.
No window near the laundry.


Where does the ceiling extractor vent to?


Edit: I’m not suggesting to use it in conjunction with the first drier you mentioned, just interested if it vents to outside or into the ceiling space (which is bad).



Sorry, not entirely sure.



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  #2501562 9-Jun-2020 15:16
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I’m keen on this one, as I can get it for a good price.
https://www.classique.co.nz/classique-cl7cdry1-7kg-condenser-dryer

Why isn’t it possible to wall mount a condenser dryer?
It’s 41kg and then holds up to 7kg.
Total 48kg. Too heavy for wall mount?
We’ve got a lovely stonetop in the laundry.
Wouldn’t have bothered, if we knew we would place a dryer on top of it.
Also, not sure if it’s too heavy for stone top.

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  #2501564 9-Jun-2020 15:17
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That's pretty heavy. Imagine that falling on you. If it's perfectly attached to a stud by a builder, maybe, but otherwise you might need it stacked.

 

If you can't wall mount condenser you might need to use a lighter ducted drier and go with the extra fan to get the air outside.


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  #2501579 9-Jun-2020 15:43
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Couldn't you run the vent from a standard dryer up to the extractor, when not in use unhook it.  That's what we did for 6 months until I got around to putting a permanent opening for the vent in the side of the house.







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  #2501582 9-Jun-2020 15:49
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blackjack17:

Couldn't you run the vent from a standard dryer up to the extractor, when not in use unhook it.  That's what we did for 6 months until I got around to putting a permanent opening for the vent in the side of the house.


It will be a hassle for the wife, I think.
I can easily touch the ceiling...I don’t think she can.

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  #2501595 9-Jun-2020 16:09
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danepak:
blackjack17:

 

Couldn't you run the vent from a standard dryer up to the extractor, when not in use unhook it.  That's what we did for 6 months until I got around to putting a permanent opening for the vent in the side of the house.

 


It will be a hassle for the wife, I think.
I can easily touch the ceiling...I don’t think she can.

 

The main purpose of the extractor in the ceiling would be for a dryer so you could almost permanently leave the vent from the dryer attached to the extractor vent in the ceiling.  But if you are using the dryer a lot and you are having to attach and detach it a lot I can see it would be a pain.





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