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    • Therese1
    • By Therese1 14th Jan 20, 7:50 PM
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    Using boiler cupboard for drying clothes?
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    • 14th Jan 20, 7:50 PM
    Using boiler cupboard for drying clothes? 14th Jan 20 at 7:50 PM
    I’ve finally gotten around to a huge declutter and have “acquired” a whole new cupboard as a result🤣

    The gas combi boiler lives in there but I’ve just realised that this could be an ideal new home for my clothes horse in the winter. My question is, will I just create myself a damp problem in there if I do this?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but better asking before rather than too late!

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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 14th Jan 20, 8:50 PM
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    I use mine all the time never had a problem OH put a rail in to hang four coat hangers plus two hooks in the ceiling of the cupboard.
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 14th Jan 20, 9:16 PM
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    It's pretty much the same as an airing cupboard, surely? I'd just be very careful there aren't any air vents on the boiler that might get blocked.

    Our boiler's a floor-mounted combi, with a small integral hot tank, and I use the heat that comes up from it 24/7 to raise dough, dry chillis, beans & eggshells (to be crushed & fed back to The Girls in their mash) & thoroughly dry out small things like jam jars, on a set of shelves above it. Works a treat.
    Angie

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    • Therese1
    • By Therese1 14th Jan 20, 10:05 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:05 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:05 PM
    Ah great! Thank you!

    I’ve never had an airing cupboard before so I was probably over thinking it - had no idea if these were “special” cupboards with air vents😊

    Boiler sits on the wall above and clear of the clothes horse so no worries of vents being blocked.

    T
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