Found 13 results for the keyword(s) ‘Clothes Dryers’

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    Legality of DIY electrical and plumbing work

    NEW CONSTRUCTION In the interests of health and safety a number of trades are controlled by law, most particularly plumbing and electricity. The degree to which plumbing and electrical work are actually regulated varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For instance almost all work performed in...
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    Stopping cold air drafts from ducts to the outdoors.

    I get a lot of complaints about cold air drafts coming in through ducts connected to the outdoors. Here are some solutions.  Butterfly dampers Any exhaust vent that rises up and out will have a tendency to let cold air fall back down that duct. Quality butterfly dampers are available that have ...
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    Dividing available energy from your electrical panel

      YEARS AGO -- CHEATING A CLOTHES DRYER ONTO AN ELECTRICAL STOVE OUTLET TODAY - ADDING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER TO A FULLY LOADED BREAKER BOARD THE HISTORY Several years ago there existed in Canada a lot of homes with 60amp electrical mains panels. As electrical appliances became more and ...
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    In-Line Exhaust Fans

      Here's an introduction to a special kind of exhaust fan -- an "In-Line" fan. This means that rather than having the motor right at the ceiling, they can be placed anywhere along the line of the ductwork. This makes their installation much more flexible, and quieter.  Equipment details can be f...
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    Can a booster fans be used for the clothes dryer?

    There do exist in-line booster fans that can be used with clothes dryers for long duct runs. But you cannot use just any fan for this purpose. The fan motor must be designed to handle the temperature of the dryer exhaust and prevent a build up of lint on a hot motor that could cause a fire. One...
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    Clothes Dryer ducting: cleaning & extending & avoiding Fires

    CLEANING Be aware that a clogged clothes dryer duct will reduce the efficiency of the clothes dryer, and could start a fire. If your duct is made of ridged metal, it is rather easy to clean because you can snake brushes, even rags right through from one side to the other.  Terry commented on th...
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    Soap and static sheets could destroy your clothes dryer.

    It's all about maintenance and one of our viewers had half of a very interesting story. Burnice writes: "I had a wonderful morning, the heating unit went out of my dryer! Why does everything seem to fall apart this time of year!??? The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer and pulled out t...
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    Water oozing up through floor tiles.

    Stephanie saw a show where we were tracking down what was causing water to ooze up through floor tiles laid on a basement floor. She wanted to share her very strange experience with water oozing up through floor tiles on the main floor of the house. She finally discovered that the clothes dryer ...
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    Keeping old appliances alive and looking at a ductless clothes dryer

    Viewers sent in a series of questions about their appliances, so I located a very interesting resource written by a busy appliance repairman in Calgary, Alberta. John MacKenzie writes in detail why it is that so many appliances die premature deaths.Ken from London, Ontario has grease stains on h...
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    Is it possible to re-enamel the inside drum of a clothes dryer?

    Cathy from Montreal has an old clothes dryer that works fine, except that there are bare metal spots that are leaving burn marks on her clothes. She wants to know if it is possible to re-enamel the inside of her machine.Yes, as long as you use a high temperature metal paint.First clean the surfa...
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