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Old 01-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Can I put a dryer in this space?

This is all wasted space in my bathroom. There was a very deep cabinet here about 4' off the ground.
If I come up about 3 feet I could make a box the dryer would fit perfectly in. Totally being awesome as I could have both washer and dryer In the bathroom.
Question is, can i do it? how much room does an electric dryer need around it?
Total fire hazard and completely illegal?
I would just blow a hole out the right hand wall for the vent.
I've seen Those stackable ones in some pretty tight closets and others as well crammed in behind closed doors.
I havent exactly measured yet but I'm guessing theyll be a couple inches either side.




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Old 01-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Is that the ceiling to a stairwell?

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Yes you come up my front entry stairs and take a left & another left into the bathroom
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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So bottom angle there has to stay
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Depends on ceiling height at that point in the stairwell.....

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No not an option stairwell is low already
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As long as you have room to turn your vent hose/pipe, I dont see why not. Need to get dedicated power in there, frame a platform, insullate and rock it. As long as you have the width and don't have to go too high for the depth. Take a good look at where your controls on the dryer are. Call me with clearances. I gotta go to the airport.

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I'd make sure that platform is solid or your whole house might resonate when you dry a big load.
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I'd make sure that platform is solid or your whole house might resonate when you dry a big load.
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Too much material to work with there, Spence... going to resist.

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Too much material to work with there, Spence... going to resist.
Dude, let it fly
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The electrician said no problem.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #12
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Joking aside...

I echo Spencer's comment. I have my w/d in second floor bathroom and have had to deal with more that a few cracks in the wall due to vibrations. I have even placed foam matting under them and still get the shakes.
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Dryers become unbalanced very easily with wet clothes all on one side and vibrate like hell, especially front loaders.
Frame & plan accordingly.
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great idea as it'll shake the shet right outta ya
and provide hot towels in the bathroom
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