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Daox 12-07-10 08:59 AM

Hmm, thats a great idea. I did think about cleaning things out after doing it and thought "that will be a pain". I didn't know PVC was rated for the exhaust temps that a dryer puts out? I've only ever seen metal exhausts used.

Daox 12-21-10 11:26 AM

I got the dryer installed this weekend with a bit of help from my step father. Then, I realized I had not turned the water back on to them (dryer has a steam option and needs a water line)! So, I had to get some help from my cousins to pull it out and push it back in again. NOT light stuff!

First time trying out the dryer gave me an "AF" code. This means there is too much restriction in the exhaust. I don't know if I have a crunched exhaust vent behind the units, or the run is too long with too many bends. However, I stopped it and restarted it and it seemed to run just fine. I'll have to keep an eye on it. I might have to build the platform it sits on out another inch or so to allow it to not be quite as tight as it is now.

I'll get pics up soon.

Daox 12-21-10 09:22 PM

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Here they are all hooked up and working, yay.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attach...1&d=1292984548

gasstingy 12-22-10 09:19 AM

Hey, I used the same trim as around your w/d opening when I trimmed out our house! I liked the idea of using straight cuts and the rosettes instead of trying to make perfect 45 degree miter cuts. :p

BTW, the install looks like it belongs there, which is how it should be. Good job. :thumbup:

Bmello 02-26-11 04:22 PM

I wanted one those LG all in one washer/dryer, yet $1300 to save energy would costs years to recoup. Thats if the machine was still working in ten years.
I measured the power consumption of my top loading washing machine and it used about
.26 kwh. We do about four loads of laundry so that amounts to 1 killawatt a week.
The dryer on the other hand can't be measured because of the three prong plug. I looked on the back it was 5000 watts. So the dryer is the culprit. I have started to run the spin cycle on the washer one more time after the wash is finished. I pulled the hose from the back of the washer and held the hose into a bucket while the spin cycle was in motion.
I was able to draw a few cups of water out of the laundry just by running the spin cycle again. This seems to help not having to run the dryer as long.

strider3700 02-26-11 07:13 PM

one advantage of the new washers is they usually have insanely high spincycle speeds. the amount of water removed by them makes a huge difference in drying time. The only advantage a new dryer has over an old one is it should have a moisture sensor and will stop when the clothes are dry rather then sit their cooking them if you pick too long of a cycle.


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