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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

Hi All

is it possible to have a tumble drier in a rented house that has no external vent for a tumble dryer fitted, or indeed a combo washing machine / tumble dryer?

and how do you do this if it is possible?

thanks all

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

smashing, cheers!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

you can get a front vent as well that just vents into the room.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

We had this problem. If you already own a non condenser dryer then you can purchase a separate condenser box that you can put the hose into. I have however heard some bad reviews about these. Or you can aim the hose out of an open window which is what we do. Ours is in our porch and we have to keep the window open all the time anyway due to condensation problems (luckily we live in the sticks in a low crime area, although we'll probably get burgled now I've said this!).

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

condenser driers work really well.
We bought one for our rented place.
The water bottle is very large so it doesn't need emptying very often.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

We recently bought a condenser drier to put in a window-less, boiler-room/cupboard, which is were the washer is meant to go. (There is a water supply pipe and a water drainage pipe in there.)

The drier model we chose allows the water to be drained automaticall, if you set it up that way. So we got a "Y" shaped plastic piece fitted, & now the condenser-drier extracted water goes down/out same drain pipe as water from the washer. Before that, emptying the reservoir after each use was not a problem, just shows you how much water comes out of a load of wet washing!

We actually don't use our drier much, (as we try to hang/air-dry stuff round the flat), but it works well when it is needed.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

dont do a combo washer dryer, they are expensive and tbh not great at either function. They breakdown with alarming regularity and when one function doesnt work you are often left with neither. I wouldnt have another one if I won it for free.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

View PostNumber79, on 31 March 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

dont do a combo washer dryer, they are expensive and tbh not great at either function. They breakdown with alarming regularity and when one function doesnt work you are often left with neither. I wouldnt have another one if I won it for free.


by reputation on web-discussions/reviews, as far as I can tell, miele, bosch, siemens, whirlpool, zanussi are all good washer-dryers

hotpoint, indesit, hoover are bad, unreliable

what brand did you have?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

View PostSi1, on 31 March 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

by reputation on web-discussions/reviews, as far as I can tell, miele, bosch, siemens, whirlpool, zanussi are all good washer-dryers

hotpoint, indesit, hoover are bad, unreliable

what brand did you have?


hotpoint and indesit. :)

I wouldnt have another one though because if the tumble drier packs in then you have no washing machine and vice versa - not sure that better makes alleviate that problem or willing to risk it.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

View PostNumber79, on 31 March 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:

hotpoint and indesit. :)

I wouldnt have another one though because if the tumble drier packs in then you have no washing machine and vice versa - not sure that better makes alleviate that problem or willing to risk it.


fair play; it's about space actually, not cost, but thanks for this

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

View PostSi1, on 31 March 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

by reputation on web-discussions/reviews, as far as I can tell, miele, bosch, siemens, whirlpool, zanussi are all good washer-dryers

hotpoint, indesit, hoover are bad, unreliable

what brand did you have?


Not sure where my candy combo fits on that list, but its still going after 12 years. What is the expected lifespan?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

View Postphead, on 02 April 2012 - 01:16 PM, said:

Not sure where my candy combo fits on that list, but its still going after 12 years. What is the expected lifespan?


a decade or so for the good ones I believe

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

View PostBear Necessities, on 19 March 2012 - 05:36 PM, said:

condenser driers work really well.
We bought one for our rented place.
The water bottle is very large so it doesn't need emptying very often.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

The condenser option is superb.

Our fridge, freezer , dishwasher, washing machine and drier were all Boshe, but I don't rate the washing machine or fridge units at all as both are way too noisy.
The engineer said it was normal but in my experience, there are quieter models out there.

Try this link
http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/misc.html
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