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    Words can't explain! WOW!


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    Well, as long as you are doing it all wrong you might as well keep it ALL wrong ... such as using that not-allowed-foil-dryer-connector stuff. Just adds to the "all wrongness" of it.

    I was surprised to not see the top of that water heater covered in lint.

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    Those things make me smile. One always needs a good laugh. It makes one wonder just how many people out there have absolutely no thought process. Also I wonder how many times they have to relight the water heater.

    I guess they were thinking (absolutely not) that what a wonderful way to get rid of all that lint build up. We can just burn it off.


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    Ingenious.

    It's a self cleaning dryer vent, as long as the water heater flue burns out the lint......


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    I've forgotten where I found this: THE "classic" dryer to water heater vent setup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    I've forgotten where I found this: THE "classic" dryer to water heater vent setup:
    At least there is a strap around the tank for earth quakes

    That must have been set up like that for a spoof or something. Can anyone be that incredibly brain dead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    ...That must have been set up like that for a spoof or something. Can anyone be that incredibly brain dead.
    I'm even suspicious of the setup that I posted, but this one with the dryer venting into the WH burner is so insane, I can't believe it's real.
    Maybe the water heater didn't work and they ran the dryer to warm up the water a bit?

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    I't can't possibly be real.


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    Very safety conscious with the extinguisher right there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    I've forgotten where I found this: THE "classic" dryer to water heater vent setup:
    Just when I thought I'd seen it all.....


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    Hey John, just curious, where did you get that picture from?
    That was from a newer house that I did in Chicago a couple of years ago. It's on my website. Go here; bottom left hand column
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Infelise View Post
    Hey John, just curious, where did you get that picture from?
    That was from a newer house that I did in Chicago a couple of years ago. It's on my website. Go here; bottom left hand column
    630 289-4700
    Tony, I sent you a private message, to protect the innocent, and/or guilty, as the case may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    I't can't possibly be real.

    Jack,

    Never under estimate the thought process of a redneck.

    You remember this one don't you?

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    OK. found the source for the dryer - > water heater pic:

    http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrima.../laundry01.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post

    Never under estimate the thought process of a redneck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
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    Well, If I have to git out I'm taking the lawn mower with me


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    You guys can have the mower. I taking my 4-wheeler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    You guys can have the mower.

    I taking my 4-wheeler.
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    This is one heavily loaded car: http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Wo...mber-Car-A.jpg
    (for the rest of the story: Do It Yourself (DIY) Humor - Vastly Overloaded Car - Idiot Driver. "Note than in addition to the lumber on the roof, the back seat contains ten 80-pound bags of concrete!")

    So is this: http://www.funnychill.com/files/funn...loaded-car.jpg

    And this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__KqaYlV3QF...loaded-car.jpg

    And this: http://www.popular-pics.com/PPImages/Overloaded_Car.jpg

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    OK, tracked it down further, the dryer picture was take by Russel Ray:

    https://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewt...53eb92cb1acf08

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    I've forgotten where I found this: THE "classic" dryer to water heater vent setup:
    Hey, don't sweat it man, they got the fire extinguisher standing by.


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