Venting a gas dryer in an indoor lint vent
Posted by Ralph Emmerich on May 22, 1998 at 18:23:21:
I'm not sure this is a plumbing question, but I'll give it a shot, and hopefully you can help me.

Today I sold an indoor dryer vent kit (it collects lint from a dryer which would be difficult to vent outdoors) for a gas dryer, even though the package clearly stated that it was not recommended for gas dryers. I pointed this out to the customer (I work in a hardware store), but she insisted that that was her only option.

What are the dangers of this situation? If it could really pose a problem, I will probably see her soon, so if I knew the reasons it is not recommended, I could relay that information to her.

Thank you very much.

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