I recently moved into a townhouse where the dryer is in the basement. It's currently venting under the stairs into a can with water in it. The home inspector said this was unusual but was okay. However, during the summer months I found a large amount of moisture ending up in my basement. I was dumping a 40 pint dehumidifier every other day. It's not so bad now that its winter time. I'm only emptying the dehumidifer about every week or week and a half. But I would like to get the dryer venting out the basement window. The "laundry room" is positioned under the stairs against a wall with my neighbor's townhouse on the other side. The basement window out the back of the house is about 12 feet away with a small drywall wall inbetween. The window is in the small unfinished portion of the basement in an enclosed space so I don't care about blocking the light from the window or entirely replacing the glass with plywood or some other material. The window view is blocked from the outside by a propane tank anyway. The hot water heater is in the path but I believe there is enough room to go over/around it along the unfinished ceiling. Is this too far for the vent duct to run? Or will I need some sort of booster for the ventilation? Also, do I need to put some sort of lint trap in the run somewhere? I'm also curious if there are any codes (PA) that I should look into as far as what I'm allowed to hook up.