Dryer vent installation, sloppy (C) D Friedman Clothes Dryer Fire Research
Clothes dryer fire causes, prevention, losses

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Find here: authoritative research & key articles on clothes dryer safety, clothes dryer fires, clothes dryer standards, & clothes dryer fire statistics.

This article series describes good practices for clothes dryer vent installation, lint traps, wall vents, filters, and screens. We include a list of clothes dryer fire safety hazards and other clothes dryer installation or maintenance mistakes that are either unsafe or that interfere with effective, economical dryer operation. We discuss types of dryer vent ducting and dryer vent doors or opening protection devices.

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Clothes Dryer Exhaust Vent Installation, Dryer Temperatures, Dryer Fires Research

Clothes dryer safety tips - US CPSC

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The clothes dryer safety sketch at above-left (US CPSC [2]) illustrates a typical clothes dryer installation and outlines a number of fire and safety recommendations.

You'll notice that the illustration does not include a secondary lint filter.

Clothes dryer exhaust vent temperature at the exterior wall vent screen (C) Daniel Friedman

Above: measuring the exhaust vent temperature in a New York home. Details are at CLOTHES DRYER TEMPERATURES.


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