Air brick vent for tumble dryer.

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Hope someone can help or advise me i have just had a new tumble dryer it has a ventilation hose. I have put the hose directly upto the airbrick thinking that the hot air would be blown directly out of the airbrick. Do you think this would be ok. I have used it a few times now and it seems ok.

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  • musicboy
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    no expert, as long as the hot air escapes and you don't get loads of condensation in the room where it escapes to you should be fine ....
  • Mankysteve
    Mankysteve Posts: 4,257 Forumite
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    I wouldn't your gonna be pumping that moist air into your wall cavity where it'll condense and cause all kinda problems. You need to put in a proper hose all the way though the wall.
  • MsAnderson
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    Mankysteve is right - you need to vent thru a purpose made vent in the wall/roof. Damp air into your cavity will generate damp. If the hose is not fixed in position, you can dangle it out a window when in use, then hide away when finished.
  • G42
    G42 Posts: 198 Forumite
    edited 27 December 2009 at 2:16PM
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    Mankysteve wrote: »
    I wouldn't your gonna be pumping that moist air into your wall cavity where it'll condense and cause all kinda problems. You need to put in a proper hose all the way though the wall.

    Properly installed airbricks bridge the wall cavity as the idea is to ventilate underneath the house not the wall cavity. I used this method for several years very sucessfully. Just make sure it's the right type of airbrick.
  • Marsdendean
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    Stick a hole throu the wall direct to outside is the best way
  • moonrakerz
    moonrakerz Posts: 8,650 Forumite
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    Mankysteve wrote: »
    I wouldn't your gonna be pumping that moist air into your wall cavity where it'll condense and cause all kinda problems. You need to put in a proper hose all the way though the wall.

    There should be a sleeve between the two airbricks in the inner and outer walls so the cavity is not "open".
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