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Old 08-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Can I connect a 4" bathroom fan duct to my 4" dryer duct with a "Y"?

I am installing an in-wall bathroom fan and it happens to be sharing a wall with my utility room where my washer/electric dryer are located. It would be incredibly simple to buy a 4"x4"x4" "Y" adapter and hook the bathroom fan duct into the "Y" and then also connect the duct for the dryer into the "Y", and then use the existing duct out the side of my house, instead of running a second duct through the side of my house.

I am thinking I would put a backdraft vent on each line before the "Y" so the fan wouldn't blow into the dryer and vice versa.

Is there any downside to this? Fire hazard? Death and destruction?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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A 4" vent can't flow enough air to let the bath fan work with the dryer running. I would probably run a separate vent.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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That is what I was afraid of. Thanks for the feedback!
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I cant recall the size of my bathroom duct but it is tied into my dryer vent and works just fine.
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prob against code also to share.
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prob against code also to share.
That was my other concern.

I'm debating putting it in the ceiling now and out through the side of the house. A lot more work, but would look a lot nicer.
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It's against North Carolina code I know. Also, depending on the length of run to the wall vent and length from y-fitting to the bathroom fan, you could have hot dryer exhaust coming back in your bathroom. Even with a directional flow Y. It's all depends on friction loss of each run.
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i would not do this some lint and hot air will be blown in the bathroom.
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Or conversely the foul stench of a nice deuce could make its way into your dryer. You might end up using 5 Bounce sheets per load just to keep the beer and chili smell from your clothes....
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