Q&A: Does an indoor tumble dryer vent kit work?



Question by Roger C: Does an indoor tumble dryer vent kit work?
I found this online. It is a normal dryer vent host that ends in a box that you are supposed to fill with cold water. They say you don’t have to vent the tube out. Has anyone tried this? Do they work?

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Answer by bigjonesy48
They work but you need to keep it clean and full of water

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3 Responses to Q&A: Does an indoor tumble dryer vent kit work?

  1. rosco says:

    Hi ,I saw this type of venting in a magazine the other day.You mount box (plastic) on wall or other,and fill with water,then add hose to it. The water absorbs the gases from the dryer.I think it is good idea if you have no other outlet of gases.
    Found Item in book at(www.shophometrends.com)016124 Indoor dryer vent-$ 14.95 Good Luck

  2. RachelN ♥ says:

    I really do not know if they work or not. The biggest problem with not venting the dryer outdoors comes from the humid exhaust. This creates problems in whatever part of the house that it is located in because as we all know, moisture causes damage to many materials, including the framing on a house. And over time, that is exactly what an unvented dryer will do. So, unless this gadget prevents this in some way, then I would not use it.

  3. Barry J says:

    I had one of these. When I moved into my current house there was no hole in the wall to vent the dryer out. My washer and dryer are in the garage, so I thought I could just use one of those boxes with water in it.
    If it is your only option it will work, it does trap lint. However it made my garage into a freaking sauna. The garage was soo hot and soo damp.
    I used it for about a month until I decided it wasn’t worth it and I went ahead and cut thru the brick on my house to vent it outside.

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