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Make up air for clothes dryer; exhaust only system

Robert Holland | Posted in Mechanicals on

In new construction with an exhaust only ventilation system, is there a need for a make up air source for an electric clothes dryer. I am toying with the idea of some supplemental passive air sources…

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Robert,
    This is a recurring topic on GBA. You may want to read previous Q&A threads on the topic:

    Clothes dryer preheater?

    Is there a "direct vent" clothes dryer or kitchen hood?

    You may also be interested in reading this GBA article:
    Alternatives to Clothes Dryers

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