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Where to install vents in shed with tumble dryer

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by dave_y, 25 Oct 2018.

  1. dave_y

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    Hi there. We've just put a condensing tumble dryer into our shed and obviously, it's creating a reasonable amount of heat and, to a lesser extent, moisture in there. At the moment we're just keeping the door open while it's on but I'd prefer to have some vents in place to keep it secure.

    My question is around where to place the vent(s), I'll have one at the top of the wall which the dryer backs on to do remove the hot air but do I need another one lower down to draw in the cold, dry air at all? If so, is there a best place to locate it? The dryer is in the far corner to the door so was wondering if a vent near the door was best as it's the opposite end?
     
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    An extractor fan would be a better solution. Vents don't actually "remove hot air" they only provide trickle ventilation (unless they are extremely large, or it's windy!) so would have little effect when drying was in progress. If an extractor fan were located above the dryer and opposite the door, unless the shed door is airtight, it will suck the hot air out above the dryer and replacement air will come in around all of the door edges without any additional vent being needed.
     
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    Great, thanks. So the cheapest and most cheerful one from wickes or screwfix should do OK? The shed door definitely isn't airtight!
     
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    That's what I would do. Get one sized for a kitchen and not just a WC.
     
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    Put a vent in, but not really required, daughter has a condenser dryer in shed for years without any problem.No point using a condenser dryer if you are going to then install a fan wasting energy.
     
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