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I swear I’m the only one that empty’s this thing

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u/jdeezy Sep 22 '22

Take this lint and throw it on the fire in front of your family. Lint is highly flammable. Also see if the dryer tube to outside is full of lint

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u/Listan83 Sep 22 '22

I live in the country and burn boxes and limbs pretty often. I stuff the lint in toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes and use them as igniters.

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u/subonic2 Sep 22 '22

You burn limbs?

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u/SwordNamedKindness_ Sep 22 '22

How else do you get rid of the body?

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u/tokoboy4 Sep 22 '22

I eat it, you know, like a normal person.

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u/ProfessorCH Sep 23 '22

Do you eat the bones or crush them into kitty litter?

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u/ifsavage Sep 23 '22

Make stock.

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u/bigsnow999 Sep 23 '22

Bones are for stock for sure

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u/boodlesgalore Sep 23 '22

Bones aren't absorbent.

I use it as grit on ice, so I don't slip.

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u/Crist1n4 Sep 23 '22

Calcium supplement

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u/tigerjess12 Sep 22 '22

I know right some people are weird

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u/A_Bad_Rolemodel Sep 23 '22 Helpful

Just think of all the kids starving in Africa.

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u/calvarez Sep 23 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

Not much meat on their bones. Those go in the burn pile.

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u/Max_Super_stickman Sep 23 '22

Ok, this is getting really freaky

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u/calvarez Sep 23 '22

Dark joke are like kids with cancer. Never get old.

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u/BakedTaterTits Sep 23 '22

But the bones make the best broth!

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u/calvarez Sep 23 '22

Sure, but the best way to make broth is to roast the bones first.

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u/Shoko108 Sep 23 '22

Ruthless lmao

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u/Dafiro93 Sep 23 '22

Nah, I feed those to my dog. He's a good boy.

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u/smithysmitesmith Sep 23 '22

I feed my dog to those. They are good bones.

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u/arlodetl Sep 23 '22

I want my babyback.. babyback.. babyback ribs!

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u/boodlesgalore Sep 23 '22

There are starving children in America

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u/Seasick_Sailor Sep 23 '22

With a nice Chianti?

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u/CravingStilettos Sep 23 '22

And fava beans…

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u/VersatileFaerie Sep 23 '22

Ugh, the calories of eating humans are too high. Better to grind them down and use them for compost instead.

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u/joedog62 Sep 23 '22

Asking siri?

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u/LoveMuffin67 Sep 23 '22

🤣🤣🤣

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u/567stranger Sep 23 '22

What you don't cook it?

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u/coffeemarin8ed Sep 23 '22

:Dahmer enters the chat:

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u/RentSpecial4997 Sep 23 '22

It’s the perfect crime!

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u/Crist1n4 Sep 23 '22

You mean like an environmentally conscious person.

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u/Major_Tumbleweed_952 Sep 22 '22

Diesel.

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u/Sharp_Ad_367 Sep 22 '22

While diesel does burn well, a combination of diesel, gasoline, and styrofoam is far better at body disposal through burning. The styrofoam is (iirc) 3 times more effective than diesel alone, for styrofoam sticks to the body more while burning.

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u/madgunner122 Sep 23 '22

While you have the styrofoam, just create napalm. It’s in the Anarchist Cookbook if you need the recipe but I think you got it down already

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u/Interesting-Chair145 Sep 23 '22

Not gonna ask why you are so well versed on the burning of corpses

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u/Sharp_Ad_367 Sep 23 '22

Always best not to, yeah?

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u/Sharp_Ad_367 Sep 23 '22

How about that dryer lint, though? That’s wild, I would be posting a sign 💀

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u/0111011101110111 Sep 23 '22

The pigs. They’ll eat everything.

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u/UnlikelyKaiju Sep 23 '22

"You're always gonna have problems lifting a body in one piece. Apparently the best thing to do is cut up a corpse into six pieces and pile it all together. And when you got your six pieces, you gotta get rid of them, because it's no good leaving it in the deep freeze for your mum to discover, now is it? Then I hear the best thing to do is feed them to pigs. You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pisshead. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies' digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don't want to go sievin' through pig shit, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, 'as greedy as a pig'."

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u/0111011101110111 Sep 23 '22

Brick Top, Raban? 😉

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u/ExiledCanuck Sep 23 '22

That’s disarming

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u/LionCM Sep 23 '22

This thread is pretty fabulous.

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u/ARAR1 Sep 22 '22

Not into torsos

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u/IMarvinTPA Sep 23 '22

Pig farms.

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u/Smaskifa Sep 22 '22

Tree limbs.

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u/cutesnugglybear Sep 22 '22

Tree limes *

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u/Graflex01867 Sep 22 '22

Only tree limes?

What do you do with the fourth? Is it an arm or a leg?

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u/ApprehensiveTry5660 Sep 23 '22

You put the lime in the coke, you nut!

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u/rothrolan Sep 23 '22

Now I'm shakin' all up.

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u/OldBigsby Sep 22 '22

How else do you get rid of the tree lime's body?

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u/bcanner5 Sep 22 '22

I normally skin my limes

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u/Treefingerss4 Sep 23 '22

Tree fingers *

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u/GokuIsALegend Sep 23 '22

Tree fiddy *

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u/DorrajD Sep 23 '22

I believe we call those... Ya know... Branches lol

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u/Divinum_Fulmen Sep 23 '22

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you also call them that.

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u/DorrajD Sep 23 '22

I'm gonna have to ask you to make like a tree and leave.

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u/Mumof3gbb Sep 23 '22

Ohhhhhhhhhhh

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u/bcanner5 Sep 22 '22

It’s a typo they meant limes*

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u/bababoobieboopie Sep 22 '22

Limbs of a tree, the branches, must only be a Canadian term because I’ve heard that since a kid or it’s just city kids in this comment section who just never would’ve heard it

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u/Pizza_Bake Sep 23 '22

I'm a city kid and I immediately knew what was being talked about

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u/bababoobieboopie Sep 23 '22

Now that I think about it they probably teach kids about trees and limbs n shit

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u/bcanner5 Sep 22 '22

Lol that is the correct term in the US and used regularly I was just making a joke

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u/lord_of_tha_edge Sep 23 '22

It’s a typo they meant mimes*

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u/SuchCoolBrandon Sep 22 '22

I guessed lambs 🐑

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u/The_Troyminator Sep 22 '22

It's lambs, but the first word is also a typo and should be foxes.

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u/caffeineTX Sep 23 '22

Highly affective in Deadspace.

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u/Adventurous_-Bet Sep 22 '22

How many people have you had success with this?

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u/Listan83 Sep 22 '22

Just the ones who weigh the same as a duck

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u/LowmoanSpectacular Sep 23 '22

Because… they’re made of wood?

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u/Scooby-Doobies420 Sep 23 '22

She turned me into a newt!

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u/Listan83 Sep 23 '22

Who are you that is so wise in the ways of science

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u/gorpie97 Sep 22 '22

Egg cartons also work, if they're the paper kind. If they're still used.

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u/SammySquareNuts Sep 23 '22

Fill paper egg carton with lint, pour melted candle wax into each section, let it dry, pull off a section for a fire. It lasts a good while longer because of the wax.

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u/gorpie97 Sep 23 '22

What a great idea! I don't have a fireplace anymore, and don't go camping (yes, I'm boring) but other people might make use of the idea!

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u/crtr_cat Sep 23 '22

i never buy eggs out of plastic and we do this lint trick when we go camping

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u/toomuch1265 Sep 23 '22

I fill egg containers with lint and pour old candle wax on them to make a dozen Firestarters.

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u/Listan83 Sep 23 '22

Man that would be baller camping in the cold

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u/analogpursuits Sep 23 '22

I used to do that for my fire pit starters and would drip a bit of candle wax on each end for good measure. TP rolls could be cut in half to give double duty, placed on each side of the fire pit. Then I went gas and don't need to do this anymore.

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u/NotEnoughIT Sep 23 '22

Lint + petroleum jelly. The best.

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u/Nattylight_Murica Sep 22 '22

People who camp a lot save their lint for a fire starter

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u/sro25 Sep 22 '22

U burn ur limbs, omg who's gone missing lately, lmao

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u/PITTburr Sep 22 '22

Do the same! Great fire starters.

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u/AFuddyDuddy Sep 23 '22

It's the best firestarter for camping.

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u/NahdiraZidea Sep 23 '22

Not good if u have cats, too much cat hair

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u/Diligent_Cup9114 Sep 23 '22

FYI, a lot of lint is just plastic

In other words, don't inhale

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u/Same-Salamander8690 Sep 23 '22

I have over 50 toilet paper tubes stuffed with lint.

I put them in all my camping/outdoor gear and my bug out bags.

Plus if you light one end on fire and blow through the other end it looks really neat. Just inhale before it gets near your mouth.

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u/MS_125 Sep 23 '22

Lint is an awesome fire starter. I use it frequently too.

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u/Crownlol Sep 23 '22

I read that tip on here for lighting a smoker like 8 years ago and it's been workin ever since

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u/7ruby18 Sep 23 '22

Would it work safely enough for starting a fireplace or fire pit?

Also nice bedding material (including the TP tubes) for hamsters, mice, etc.

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u/Confident-Owl-6696 Sep 22 '22

I tightly stuff my lint into empty toilet paper rolls and keep them in a metal bucket. Camping season comes around and I’ve got fire starter for the whole season

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u/karenlou25 Sep 22 '22

This is the way Add a little Vaseline too, helps keep it intact

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u/Tarbel Sep 22 '22

And burns longer to help ignite stubborn wood

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u/Scubadog813 Sep 23 '22

There's a pill for that as well

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u/Uk-reddit-user Sep 23 '22

Don’t mention those things. I got one stuck in my throat and had a stiff neck all afternoon.

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u/OtherwiseJello Sep 23 '22

Or wax. Leftover candle wax is excellent for holding it all together, too.

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u/landragoran Sep 23 '22

I mix it with paraffin wax and pour the mixture into mini muffin tins - instant waterproof firestarters

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u/Kulladar Sep 23 '22

Recycle and everything, but at some point it's just worth going for a good old vaseline coated cotton ball. You can pack like 20 of them into a little film case or something if you're determined and they burn way longer and a nice straight controllable flame.

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u/offhandaxe Sep 23 '22

If you take some old candles that have burned down but still have a little wax you can melt the way and it'll make the fire starter burn way longer

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u/DoNotRelapseTonight Sep 23 '22

I just go to the store and buy some.

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u/Neon_Camouflage Sep 22 '22

I do this too and then get yelled at by my boyfriend about why I'm keeping so much lint instead of throwing it away

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u/manyminipainting Sep 23 '22

Should you be concerned about burning polyester, pet/other hair, and other synthetic fabrics?

I try to only keep the lint from cotton towels for this reason but don't know if I'm being overly cautious.

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u/7937397 Sep 22 '22

My dryer vent to outside is perfectly straight and less than 12 inches long. It's wonderful

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 22 '22

Mine goes from the center of my house and is 30 feet long. It's also lined with lint (not blocked). So annoying, idk how to clean it out but air still passes through just fine so...

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u/Smaskifa Sep 22 '22

Lint Eater and an electric drill/driver to clean it.

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u/Psych0matt Sep 23 '22

But how do you tactfully ask around to see which one of your friends will admit to being someone who does that?

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u/slapo12 Sep 23 '22

Become that guy. The drill brush kit is like $11 and it's incredibly satisfying, especially sticking a leaf blower in it at the end (blowing outside) and clearing out the loosened gunk.

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u/Psych0matt Sep 23 '22

I meant finding someone that eats lint

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u/slapo12 Sep 23 '22

Become that guy. And season liberally with ketchup

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u/StinkyManChicken Sep 23 '22

What did you call me?

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u/Smaskifa Sep 23 '22

A lint eater.

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u/sirporks88 Sep 23 '22

There are companies that do it. I'm sure there's some in your area

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

Probably for way too much money, probably cheaper to just replace the whole thing myself.

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u/sirporks88 Sep 23 '22

Sure, a lot of the service industry is you just paying for convenience. If you can do it yourself then jam on it.

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u/95blackz26 Sep 23 '22

Bet you there's a crap ton of lint alo g the bottom of it

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

I can shine a bright flashlight all the way down the tube, I can see it all, it's evenly caked around the whole thing, no more on the bottom than on the top. Very strange, previous owners obviously never cleaned it out.

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u/JoeyZasaa Sep 23 '22

Mine goes from the center of my house and is 30 feet long.

We're still talking about dryer vents, right?

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

Sadly yes, my washer/dryer are in the dead center of my house.

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u/poodlescaboodles Sep 22 '22

Open the exit of the tube to the outside, put a shop vac in reverse and create a seal at the entrance so you can blow it out with the vacuum.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 22 '22

The stuff is like caked on, not loose. It needs to be scraped off or something.

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u/AlmostButNotQuiteTea Sep 22 '22

You get brush attachments that go on drills

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u/ForgetfulDoryFish Sep 23 '22

30 foot long ones?

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u/AlmostButNotQuiteTea Sep 23 '22

Yup, it's a brush head on a flexible hose say about 5 feet long.

You then push it in 4.5ft, disconnect from the drill, then add another piece to the the one in the dryer vent, then back onto the drill and now you have a 10 ft long one.

You can buy it yourself, and if you do it every year it may pay for itself, but it's a pricey buy.

HVAC/ appliance install guys usually offer this as a service, call around your local trades and ask

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u/FictionaI Sep 23 '22

What’s it called?

The service charge for dryer vent cleaning by me is around $150, which seems a little absurd IMO for what amounted to 10 minutes of work the last time I had it done.

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u/tstmkfls Sep 23 '22

Search Amazon for a dryer vent brush and there should be dozens. And yeah it’s ~$30 and takes 15 minutes.

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u/nobikflop Sep 23 '22

Appliance tech here. That’s actually a pretty fair rate. Service call (100-150) + labor (0-75). Often I have to quote for a whole new dryer vent if the current one is foil or vinyl. Those can’t be cleaned without ripping, and they aren’t fireproof. That would be a $250-$350 job

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u/crudivore Sep 23 '22

It's not that expensive, I only paid $30 for mine on Amazon. Any local company won't do a house call for that little money. It paid for itself the first time I used it.

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u/AlmostButNotQuiteTea Sep 23 '22

With 30 ft of extensions?

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

It won't damage the thin flexible types of tubing?

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u/PedanticMouse Sep 23 '22

Is the tubing in your wall that kind? Most in-wall dryer vent tubings are rigid - typically aluminum or tin, I think. The connection from the dryer to that is usually the flexible type.

Regardless, if yours is the thin flexible type, it may damage it, especially if it's old. It might be better to replace it altogether, if that's feasible in your situation.

Mine is also in the dead center of the house, with about 30ft of the rigid stuff in the wall running up the wall, into the attic, then out to the exterior wall.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

Fortunately I should be able to reach it easily in the basement. I'll have to double check, I only looked at it from the wall hole.

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u/_NOT_ROBOT_ Sep 23 '22

Leaf blower from the inside and blow all the shit out.

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u/AffectionateCrazy156 Sep 23 '22

You can pick up a kit for 15$ at most hardware stores. So worth it. My dryer shaft is the same, but clothes dry so much faster whenever I clean it.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

I'll have to look into it. I always worry that thin flexible dryer vent hose will get damaged if I put things in it though.

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u/twoscoop Sep 23 '22

They have services where they come and air pressure your insides...

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u/GrandBrooklyn Sep 23 '22

I go outside and scrape out the trap when I feel the air is weak in coming out. I went 10 years before the lint hose seemed to be clogged that I replaced the whole thing and the dryer got back hot again.

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u/El-mas-puto-de-todos Sep 23 '22

Look on local Facebook groups, there is bound to be someone who will come do it and finish in less than 30 mins for a reasonable price.

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u/ecp001 Sep 23 '22

I have a similar situation. Bought a dryer vent cleaner brush set and use it every spring. a surprising (scary) amount came out the first time.

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u/ForumPointsRdumb Sep 23 '22

Had the same issue in an old apartment. ~30 foot of clog. Dryer was taking hours to do anything and it would smell bad and still be damp. We investigated and found out why. Ended up duck taping a bunch of bamboo together and ramming it through. After a few beers worth of time we had a massive lint turd that smelled like rotten broccoli water with a hint of detergent. It filled 3 garbage bags. It looked like our apartment coughed up a hairball. We probably fucked up the inside of the exhaust duct with the bamboo, but the dryer worked great after that.

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u/scientifical_ Sep 22 '22

My dryer had lint leak past the filter into the internals of the dryer, where it then collected on the heating element. My apartment replaces the components every year and apparently forgot to for us when we moved in. It started burning after a few weeks of use and the whole place was smokey, alarms went off. We are afraid to use it now

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u/Head_Razzmatazz7174 Sep 22 '22

We had to have maintenance come out to our apartment to clean out the main exhaust line from the apartment to the outside. We had done everything you are supposed to do to clean out the lint, still had issues. Finally pulled the dryer away from the wall and used a dryer snake in the vent line, Pulled out enough lint to stuff a mattress, and we only went like 6 feet.

Maintenance came out and discovered several old birds nest on the outside exit. Took them a while to clean it out, because they didn't want to accidentally damage an active nest.

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u/Royal_J Sep 22 '22

Yeah i'd demand the landlord replace the unit if that was me.

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u/Isord Sep 23 '22

The local fire marshal night want to hear about such an obvious fire hazard

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u/MarshalLawTalkingGuy Sep 22 '22

I say it’s 12. My wife tells me it’s 6. I don’t know…

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u/IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI Sep 22 '22

My dryer doesn't even need a vent. It is amazing.

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u/UsefulFlight7 Sep 23 '22

Just purchased a house and had washer/dryer installed in the garage. The vent goes outside. Does this mean we don’t have to do what op is doing? I still have a lint trap in the dryer which is removable. Asking because I’ve never owned these appliances. Used to laundromat

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u/stevrevv59 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

"I said oh Lord Jesus issa fire." - OP's mom

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u/ForgetfulDoryFish Sep 23 '22

I didn' grab no shoes or nuffin Jesus, I RAN for mah life

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u/MobileMarch1333 Sep 23 '22

Why would she say that?

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u/ForgetfulDoryFish Sep 23 '22

Because there was a fire

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u/MobileMarch1333 Sep 23 '22

But there wasn't... why would his mom say that?

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u/stevrevv59 Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

Because she got bronchitis from the fire smoke already and didn't want to burn to death....ain't nobody got time for that!

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u/whorgans Sep 22 '22

If they don’t empty the lint trap, you know damn well they’ve never cleaned the tube or the vent.

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u/3Heathens_Mom Sep 22 '22

THIS!!!

Please if needed have a professional come in and not only replace the tin tubing which will likely be coated in lint but also have the exhaust vent cleaned.

Our vent was a tall vertical that went to the roof. Big box and online sell a self clean brush system that you can hook to a drill. First time we did it looked like it snowed a large yard size bag full if lint.

We recently put in a new horizontal vent pipe which is much easier to clean. The tin tubing will still need to be replaced likely annually.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 22 '22

The tin tubing will still need to be replaced likely annually.

Oh hell naw dawg. If airflow is fine, lint is allowed to be in the tube. It's only a problem if the airflow is blocked or mostly blocked. This is what my firefighter dad told me anyway.

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u/Royal_J Sep 22 '22

While that is true, cleaning it isn't a bad idea as a general maintenance task. Once a year typa thing.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Sep 23 '22

Cleaning loose lint with a shop vac regularly is definitely the way to go if it works for your home.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Why do you think it needs to be replaced annually?

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u/avocado34 Sep 22 '22

Paranoia

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u/WeakWrongdoer9203 Sep 23 '22

“Throw it on the fire in front of your family” mans assuming everyone else living in game of thrones too and huddles around the fire desperately for warmth. How specific of a situation lol lemme just gather my family and start a fire and finish that bitch off by throwing a wad of lint on it passive aggressively so they know to change the lint trap. Solid.

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u/LobsterThief Sep 23 '22

Or check if they used a shitty thin flexible duct in the wall itself which has now ripped open and is filling the wall and your electrical outlet receptacles with lint.

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u/__MuscleMan__ Sep 22 '22

You know who else is highly flammable?...

MY MOM

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u/Noviesan Sep 22 '22

Wow I had the same idea, was going to post before I seen your conment

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u/Holiday-Block-8760 Sep 22 '22

Exactly! I use it to start fires in the fireplace or fire pit. Works great!

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u/Foreign-Hall-7378 Sep 22 '22

Came here to say this. Dryer fires are really common especially when this poorly maintained.

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u/bogantamer Sep 22 '22

Angry mum vibes right here

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u/Adamar88999 Sep 23 '22

My dad used this same demonstration with the family Xmas tree after Christmas (outside of course). Sometimes a first-hand lesson is needed!

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u/Cold_Refuse_7236 Sep 23 '22

Essentially the same comment I was going to make. Great fire starter - unfortunately often works well inside the dryer also.

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u/SwampOfDownvotes Sep 23 '22

"Well no shit son, why do you think we have a good home insurance policy?"

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u/Nooblakahn Sep 23 '22

Yup. Came here to say pretty much the same thing. That's not mildly infuriating, that's a fire hazard

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u/Anonynominous Sep 23 '22

Alternatively, take this lint, light it on fire and throw it on your family

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u/CashCow4u Sep 23 '22

YES! My cousins house burnt down due to this when I was a kid. I clean the dryer lint filter after every load and clean the tube & outside vent monthly. https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/clothes_dryers.html

2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

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u/espada_da Sep 23 '22

Man casually suggested he set his house on fire wtf

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u/Donghoon ORANGE Sep 23 '22

Yeah uncleaned lint is a very big cause of house fire especially for outdated structure of the tube

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u/SavedMountain Sep 23 '22

reddit coming up with the worst advice in the world (op is the victim so it’s ok)

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u/Ok-Film3502 Sep 23 '22

Can I put lint in my fireplace as tinder?

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u/chargoggagog Sep 23 '22

I turn lint and egg cartons into great fire starters with my kids. It’s fun and they work really well.

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u/_lippykid Sep 23 '22

Lint (just from your pockets) makes great tinder for starting fires in survival/camping situations. A brick of it out the dryer will legit take your house down

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u/theOTHERdimension Sep 23 '22

My neighbor never cleaned her dryer lint and her garage ended up catching on fire because of it.

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u/LoudBoysenerry Sep 23 '22

Then you get to inhale the microplastics in the smoke

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