DIY How to Cut Electric Bill in Half: Part 3 Clothes Dryer Free Ideas | Missouri Wind and Solar

DIY How to Cut Electric Bill in Half: Part 3 Clothes Dryer Free Ideas | Missouri Wind and Solar

This video shows you how to heat your home using wasted heat. See our follow-up video: https://youtu.be/M2ml3hRLnRI

*DISCLAIMER: This should only be done with an electric dryer. A gas dryer will release toxic carbon monoxide into your home.

The humidity level in your home should be 55 to 60 percent. If your humidity in the winter months is lower then that then the lint bucket will help to bring that humidity level up. If where you live the humidity is already higher then 60 percent in the winter months then this bucket will not work for you.
There has never been any MOLD issue since people have been using this type of lint bucket since the 1980’s.

See the step-by-step DIY Tutorial here: https://windandsolar.com/cut-electric-bill-heat-clothes-dryer/

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50 Comments

  1. Doug B on June 20, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Pair of panty hose on end of pipe works well.

  2. Watching YouTube Daily on June 20, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I have the Same Box Cutter. It is Awesome! So is this Idea. Thank you! 😉👌🤓👍

  3. Joanne Marriott on June 20, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    thanks, I will try it. so glad I found your site!

  4. eye ball on June 20, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Guessing you steal car parts to buy your meth to dude

  5. Flow Show on June 20, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you Jeff! 👌🏽

  6. Maria Brown on June 20, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    MR JEFF, IM MARIA IN KY,MAY I SUGGEST YOU KEEP THE LINT TO MAKE A PAPER MACHE DIY LOG FOR BURNING IN IN FIREPLACE ETC. JUST ON MORE CONSERVATION TRICK. OR IF YOU PREFER TO ,YOU COULD DO AN ART PROJECT WITH THE KIDS. IF YOU NEED TO YOU CAN ADD ACTUAL USED PAPER TO MAKE IT HEARTIER. THANK YA KINDLY. SINCERELY MARIA BROWN FROM KENTUCKY

  7. hillary clinton on June 20, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Cough.

  8. shawn jackett on June 20, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    That catches all the lint particles? Just not worried about that?

  9. Uncle Dad on June 20, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    No, absolutely don’t vent your dryer indoors. I know somebody who did this and their house molded so badly they had to gut it right to the studs.

  10. Alex T on June 20, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    How does lint get past the lint screen?

  11. Luke Warmwater on June 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    dammit!!…. the heater element in my dryer just went out too!…
    wait. if I set a space heater in front of it and do this…. oh hell yes!! sweet! nice video!

  12. Michael Sangiovanni on June 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Thank God you said what you said in the beginning of the video to not use this with a gas dryer because I can only imagine dip shits that would actually try this with something that combusts in the house. They already do stupid stuff with gas oven’s. Yes! Airflow airflow airflow! Or your down for a stupid 5 bucks in parts. Thermal fuse will blow and typically whirlpool/ Maytag/Amana will give you the sign of drum spin with no heat but some don’t start at all. I think GE stays off.

  13. The Hatebringer on June 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    you know you can cut you bill in half with a pair of scissors also =)

  14. MarshallFan on June 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Three times as long as need be.

  15. E*** A on June 20, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Mold master 2000😂

  16. Bob D. on June 20, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    01:08 So a larger version of something that is in your words *"just junk, okay, they don’t work"* is somehow better?

  17. Stephen Dueck on June 20, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    The problem here is that the air from the dryer is full of moisture…you are just pumping damp air into the house.

  18. Brian on June 20, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Very bad idea. The air coming out of a dryer is not healthy unless you’re using a very clean laundry soap. 99% of laundry soaps on the market have synthetic chemicals that you don’t want to breathe in, hence we exhaust this air outside.

  19. Bob Clark on June 20, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Could you plumb it into your ducting to heat the house? I can’t really do it this way from my laundry area.

  20. J Morgan on June 20, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    How often does one use a dryer and how about the summer. Blowing lent in your home

  21. N Valles on June 20, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Wow! Every year for the last twelve years I’ve undone the hose come winter to heat the house. Usually we run laundry at night. It does raise the humidity and I didn’t realize that was the key. Anyways, it was heat that should go into the house and not outside in my mind.

  22. Friedrich Von Eichel on June 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Actually you can vent the gas dryer into the house, that is the ultimate money saver, because suddenly all your bills don’t matters

  23. K Schrader on June 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I would be very hesitant on this. Dryer exhaust is fast-moving air and it’s hard to imagine that just having water in the bottom of the bucket will catch all the lint. I’d have to see it to believe it.

  24. diskgrind on June 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Yeah, but who is doing loads and loads of laundry everyday.

  25. Brad M on June 20, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Nothing like loading your home with excessive moisture.🤦‍♂️

  26. Bardrick on June 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    The only problem is: the lint dust and vapors are quite harmful when inhaled! . . . Seriously don’t do it like this!

  27. hillary clinton on June 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    You do not want any of the air to come into the house.. I have a 4 inch outlet dryer that instead dumps into a bucket like yours AFTER travelling through dozens of feet of 6 inch metal pipe artfully running back and forth on the wall. A drain on the lowest spot and a dehumidifier to capture the last of the moisture round out the picture.

  28. Bill Hale on June 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I just would like to mention that using a step drill is much easier than using a spade bit for the holes in the lid so if you have step drill use them instead

  29. Trust Me on June 20, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Just what I need, 85% humidity condensating and freezing on all my windows and rotting them. Then comes the mold.
    These silly and harmful dryer ideas were dismissed in the ’70s.

  30. veggiepowered on June 20, 2022 at 11:26 pm

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  31. Teresa James on June 20, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    How do you realistically use this great dryer exhaust system when you don’t have an entire room open like you show in the video? Can you put it on top of the dryer? My washer & dryer are side by side in a closet-like area in an apartment.

  32. Aaron Erskine on June 20, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    another pro tip is to also attach the drain line for the washing machine into the bucket so you can save the water that comes out from it.

  33. George A. on June 20, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Cut your electric bill in half?
    I think you mean use your furnace in half.
    What you save in pumping the furnace, you more than make up with the dryer. Unless you dry clothes everyday for two hours or so

  34. John on June 20, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    This guy’s intense

  35. Devin Hahn on June 20, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Western Civilization

  36. David Hamilton on June 20, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    I did this for a while then got one of the low profile ones. It sits on a shelf. Great idea though buy a hygrometer to see what it does to indoor humidity.

  37. Josett Penrod on June 20, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Hell all I need is the ring for the bucket

  38. The Binklem Network on June 20, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Respect the craft!

  39. JabberDraw on June 20, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    This is excellent ty

  40. That Man on June 20, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    With Scissors.

  41. Fredlem Paaluhi on June 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Wow, thanks so much for this video. I’ll be making this today. I don’t need the humidity as I live in Hawaii. My dryer vent isn’t connected so when I’m using the dryer, the lint flies everywhere and I keep having to sweep and wipe down things. This will surely help 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  42. Dune Xapa on June 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    How to cut your electric bill 100% ; install a solar powered clothes dryer … I have a neighbor down the street that has an over 10,000 Watt array of solar panels …. he uses a kilowatt or so of that electrical power every day to run an electric clothes dryer … considering he got ripped off on this system and the loss of income from not selling excess electrical power back the utility … his electric clothes dryer costs him well over $10,000.00 Want humidity in your home? Dry clothes indoors is ONE of numerous ways to add humidity ….

  43. Margarita Cruz on June 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Hi! I love it! I am planing to move my washer and dry machine to the garage. You mention it can be use in the winter. Isn’t for use for other season in the year? I live in Houston, TX; its will not work?

  44. Bob C. on June 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    You can already buy something, that will direct the hot air into the house. And it’s cheaper.

  45. Cal Staples on June 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    If you use dryer sheets to soften your clothes, I’d recommend not doing this as you will put a lot of chemicals into your indoor air.

  46. BREGGREN Papadoo on June 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

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  47. KCARPS Pops on June 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Awesome

  48. Jerne Davis on June 20, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Can you use this same method for venting a portable air conditioner

  49. Brandow Funky on June 20, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    HOW TO CUT YOUR ELECTRIC BILL EVEN FURTHER!!! CYCLE THE MAIN BREAKER. You heard me, if you can, shut it off. Get a bunch of ice packs for your freezer, which keep your food cold up to 7 days, I’ve done this before. My average bill was $20.00 a Month. Take what you will and THINK FOR YOURSELF on the advise I just gave you. It is NOT ILLEGAL to shut your main breaker off, the meter people would come and try to figure out what I was doing, my answer was I am away alot and didn’t want the electric on, TO PAY YOU.

  50. Roy Urick on June 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Not a good idea. I tried this. (similar trick with pantyhose and no water catch) I found moisture damage and small icecicles on the underside of my roof deck in the attic. Adding too much moisture into your home can actually do damage.

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