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Dryer Alarm Detects Lint Buildup
When was the last time you checked your dryer vent for lint? Even if you faithfully clean your lint filter each time you dry clothes, some lint escapes and accumulates in the vent.
  The DrySafer™ Lint Alarm saves energy and might even avoid a fire.
  “The alarm goes off if the vent is 30 to 35 percent clogged so you can clean it out,” says Carey Birmingham at DrySafer Corporation, Inc. “DrySafer works on air flow, so it will detect an obstruction even if it’s in the dryer.”
  Though a small clog may not cause a fire, it increases drying time (up to 60 percent) making dryers work harder and increasing energy costs.
  The polycarbonate DrySafer airflow sensor is easy to install with a pressure fitting between the dryer exhaust vent and duct. The alarm, powered by a 9-volt battery, mounts on a nearby wall. It works with all standard dryers, gas or electric, and requires just 5 in. of space between the dryer and wall.
  Birmingham says dryer fires are more common than people think. Besides going off when the vent is clogged, the alarm sounds when dryer temperatures exceed 185º F.
  DrySafer retails for less than $50, comes with a one year warranty, and is available at dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada found on the DrySafer website.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DrySafer Corporation, Inc., 20022 Creek Farm, San Antonio, Texas 78259 (ph 210 262-8490; carey@drysafer.com; www.drysafer.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5