Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlantic Canada
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We were doing the dryer thing for awhile this fall too. The fire hazzard risk is fairly low if you don't leave things unattended and are sure to have some sort of lint trap on the outgoing air (we were using some pantyhose). We live in the arctic (read: a really cold desert), and the dryer was actually putting too much moisture into our house! I'm tempted to try it one more time, as things have gotten a lot dryer since September. Anyway, there are also these valve things, where you can choose to route your dryer air outside, or you can slide this little do-hickey over and vent the air into your house. Our set up doesn't allow for this sort of thing, but I think it would be the perfect solution as it allows you to control moisture levels in your home (the beginning of the cycle has a heck of a lot more water in it, logically).
We also keep a pot of water on the stove, but I have no experience with pellet stoves (although, I did recently learn that you can burn random organic material in them, like coffee grounds, if it's dry stuff). We also leave small dishes of water on/near heating vents, but obviously this won't work too well if you have crawlers or otherwise curious and floor level children. What about leaving the bathroom door open while you shower?
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