Situation is, the dryer is in the kitchen and there is no vent to the outside – simple enough?
However, this is on the way interior of a condo unit, built in the shell of an old school- rough granite block exterior walls 12″-18″ thick + there are no units vented through the side – every units exhaust fans go through roof.
It looks as if the dryer vent was omitted form the plans in the first place. There was a cheap bath exhaust fan in the ceiling of the washer closet/pantry, but when when we opened it up, the fan was gone and the 3″ flex duct completely clogged with lint. Possible, but I doubt that the 3″ line was originally a dryer duct converted to fan. Without being able to see that far, the duct could have terminated between the floors… IN any situation, it would be prohibitively expensive to run a new duct with a boost almost 50′ vertical feet +the horizontal run.
Owner has a cheapy “lint trap” attached to the dryer exhaust – she lives alone so while it is not an ideal situation, it could be alot worse in terms of moisture and dust.
Anyone have a lead on a better lint trap?