5 Gallon Bucket Into A Water Lint Trap

For those of you that has a clothes dryer in a room without a outside wall to vent it can be a problem.
Some run their vent into the attic but, that is not a good idea because that can cause other problems if not done right..
And I have seen none of them installed correctly.
I have a dryer in a room with out a vent-able wall. The vent was in my shop with lint every where.
That's a fire hazard.. The little water traps are only good enough for maybe two drying cycles then it had to be refilled..
That is easy to forget.
Well the problem is solved. I made a water lint trap out of a 5 gallon bucket. Water lasts a long time.
This is just one more way to recycle/reuse something...

The holes in the lid has to at least equal the same volume as your dryer vent hose.
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2 Responses Jul 3, 2011

this great. did you put a filter over the slots or some fine screen material

Very clever!<br />
This is a wonderful and safe idea!<br />
Love the pictures too!!!<br />
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I have an outside wall vent but i will remember this!<br />
Thank you for the story.