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I want to install a dryer but cannot vent to the outside of the condo building. Can I use the bathroom ceiling vent or is there another solution? I am on the first floor of a 2 story building.

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Dear friend,
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You can buy a vent less dryer filter at the hardware store or Lowes, or Homedepot!
Some vent into a bucket of water and wooola!!!!!!No dust!
I used it once in an apartment like you need!

If the appliance is 10 years or older its not worth investing money to ix it! The new ones are mush more efficient and clean better!

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