Dryer lint trap

Any comments on a dryer lint trap in the basement? Seems to work fine, but.


Oh Ya, there ar 4-90 Deg. and 2-45 deg. elbows.

Looks like you are at zero…:frowning: but it should be vented to the outside.

The maximum length of a clothes
dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the
dryer location to the wall or roof termination. The maximum
length of the duct shall be reduced 2.5 feet (762 mm) for each
45-degree (0.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90-degree
(1.6 rad) bend. The maximum length of the exhaust duct
does not include the transition duct.

If you are talking about that glorified water bucket, they need to get rid of it.

I have this linkin the dryer vent section of reports.
Just because it’s installed in/correctly during the inspection doen’t mean it will be that way upon new occupancy.

Thats what I thought, thanks to both.

Barry, good link. I think I will save it.

Here is the one I have.

Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires

CPSC Document # 5022
Updated June 2003

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers.

To help prevent fires:

  • Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked.

  • Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct periodically. Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is operating to make sure exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, the vent or the exhaust duct may be blocked. To remove a blockage in the exhaust path, it may be necessary to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer. Remember to reconnect the ducting to the dryer and outside vent before using the dryer again.

  • Clean behind the dryer, where lint can build up. Have a qualified service person clean the interior of the dryer chassis periodically to minimize the amount of lint accumulation. Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter.

  • Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow.
    *]Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, or finishing oils and stains. If possible, wash the clothing more than once to minimize the amount of volatile chemicals on the clothes and, preferably, hang the clothes to dry. If using a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, do not leave the dried clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry basket.