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Venting a dryer in a detached house is not a big deal. You poke the pipe carrying the dryer’s exhaust out an opening in the side of the house. The ideal setup is a short, straight shot using stiff sheet metal ducting that is at least 4 inches in diameter. This ideal duct ends with an exhaust hood that is at least 12 inches off the ground and that has a swing out damper to prevent back drafts and entry of wildlife.

In a rowhouse, venting can be complicated. To start with, in many row homes, the sides of the house are neighbors walls. This arrangement is great for lowering heating bills, but it presents a problem when it comes time to find a place to stick an exhaust pipe. Your choices are venting the dryer in the front of the house, the back of the house, or finding some inventive solution somewhere in between.

Venting the dryer in the front of the house usually gets you into trouble with the good taste police. Members of this strong minded group, including people you might be m michael kors outlet arried to, contend the appearance of a house is diminished when a vent pipe is sticking out a front window. The good taste police may think it is picturesque when smoke curls out of chimney. But somehow they can’t be convinced that steam curling out of a vent in a front, basement window is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is also immensely practical. The steam can melt the snow on the front sidewalk.

Venting the dryer at the back of a rowhouse may work for some households, but it is a problem for ours. We can’t put our laundry room down there because our kitchen is already there. The kitchen takes up the back half of the ground floor of our house. That was how the house was built some 120 years ago. Hanging on the kitchen wall are some old bells. The bells once summoned servants who toiled in the downstairs kitchen. Today you can still ring those bells, but now no one comes to help you.

Overall, I like having the kitchen on the ground floor. It helps ke michael kors outlet ep the adults separated from the children, especially when the television is located in a room several floors up. But it also means that we can’t vent the dryer out the back window, unless we want to put the dryer in the kitchen. And, I am told, we do not want to do that.

So that leaves me with trying inventive solutions to the dryer dilemma. Our dryer sits next to the clothes washer in the front half of the ground floor. This is our basement a big, dirty room walled off from the kitchen. A previous owner of the house tried to vent the dryer by hooking it up to an exhaust pipe that ran from the basement up to the roof. That is four floors. Hot air rises, but not that far. Moreover, this exhaust pipe up was also hooked up to the vent for the oven. I once turned on the dryer and lint flew up t michael kors outlet he exhaust pipe, took a turn, and ended up in the kitchen oven. To avoid more fricassee of lint, I disconnected the dryer exhaust from the stove.

Since then, I have hooked the dryer up to a variety of indoor venting kits. These kits consist of a flexible plastic exhaust hose running from the back of the dryer to a plastic bucket that is partially filled with water. The water is supposed to catch the lint. Wayne Daggett, a hot air expert I spoke with at The Maytag Co. in Newton, Iowa, frowns on such kits. The plastic exhaust hose can sag, causing lint to build up inside the hose, creating a fire hazard, he said. The water in the bucket can create “ba michael kors outlet ck pressure” that impedes the flow of the air in the hose and could make the dryer function poorly, he said.

He recommended positioning the dryer away from walls and putting a “Dacron mesh lint bag” or a piece of old pantyhose on the dryer’s exhaust. The lint bag or hose should be cleaned after every use, he said.

Besides lint, a dryer’s exhaust adds moisture to the air. This can be pleasant in the winter; in summer, extra moisture can cause paint to peel from nearby walls, he said. Don’t I know it.

The other day I bought some metal ducting to replace my old plastic hose. I guess I am going to replace the bucket at the end of the exhaust with a piece of pantyhose. But mostly I dream of the day that I am somehow able to shoot my dryer exhaust into the great outdoors.

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Winter is a time when you really need to maximise the effectiveness of any free baits you use to encourage fish to feed, while not prematurely filling them up. Here are some great proven ideas to help you get the balance right and catch you more winter fish so read on.

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Many options open up to you when you use a range of different forms of baits together, such as pellets, hemp seed , crushed boilies and maggots all together in a PVA bag. The art of ground baiting is largely forgotten, but then this is not surprising as most carp anglers today began their fishing in the boilie dominated days after ground baits were far more predominant. Ground bait is most often referred to as the mix used as method or stick mix or spod or slurry mixes; and incorporates some bread crumb element as part of the attraction and attractive binding ingredients.

Bread based ground baits breaks down and attract fish without filling fish up anywhere near so much as protein rich boilies, (which take far more energy to digest than carbohydrate bread based types of ground baits.) Even in the depths of January you can often tempt a carp to bite using a carpet of bread based ground bait boosted with any of the usual liquids one might most commonly associate with boilie making. Hook baits at such times can of course be boilies in various forms and they will always work.

In winter, any edge to increase active feeding behaviours of carp for more sampling of baits is extremely important; and if you fish over a bed of boilies say, in contrast to a bed of bread and crushed hemp, boosted with crushed highly soluble and very digestible carp pellets, you will more than likely do far better. Those pellets exploiting soluble milk proteins, spirulina, green lipped mussel extract, fermented shrimp powder, yeasts and any of a whole host of very soluble and digestible products are michael kors outlet well proven to be especiall michael kors outlet y productive in cold water conditions.

Not such a great idea is to use the high oil pellets usually associated with best effectiveness in warmer water temperatures, such as the infamous halibut pellets. Low oil pellets which are going to encourage far more prolonged feeding and better bait digestion are hugely preferable. The low oil pellets water soluble attractors and feeding stimulators etc, will be far more able to disperse attraction more effectively in cold water, in contrast to high oil halibut pellets.

Pre soaking pellets in liquid triggers, like liquid betaine, and other protein liquids and other proven goodies effect very great benefits to carp feeding responses, especially in winter. Bait dips and soaks and glugs etc are not just for the realm of particles and boilies, but for all forms of baits; even live baits such as maggots and fake baits like rubber, plastic and foam baits too. Of course this is simply a brief over view of a handful of tips that can make an active michael kors outlet difference to your catches in winter and if you really want to do well you really need to exploit as many of the carp sensory systems at once as you can and cover all your options!

The fact is that in winter, if you do not plan and think hard to ensure you get your hook baits and those vital free baiting tactics and approaches absolutely right, you will too often miss out on action; and no one wants that.

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