Found 13 results for the keyword ‘Clothes Dryers’

  • 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...
  • SHOULD CLOTHES DRYERS VENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

    Clothes dryers should vent outdoors.However, clothes dryers do make excellent humidifiers and if you really want a ton of water vapour in the laundry room you could very well vent yours indoors.Special lint traps and by-pass valves exist to aid you in venting a clothes dryer indoors in the win...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Tuning up a clothes dryer.

    John Gagnon calls himself the Appliance Doctor, working out of Oshawa, Ontario. He picked up an old dryer off of the street and brought it into studio to show that it should never have been thrown away.In less than a minute he had opened up the front (wedge a screwdriver into the slot betwee...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Tips for using the Clothes Dryer.

    Kelly in Mount Hope, Ontario suggests putting a damp cloth in the dryer with wrinkled shirts and they will come out free of wrinkles.Put a new tennis ball in the dryer with a duvet and it will keep the stuffing from bunching up.