What is the code minimum ceiling height in a laundry room?

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Laundry rooms must have a minimum ceiling height of 6 feet 8 inches. Where the ceiling is sloped, such as under a stairs, there are exemptions and two other parameters you have to work within, based on the Residential Edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC R305) and the International Residential Code (IRC):

1) For a room with a sloped ceiling, at least half of the ceiling must be a minimum of 7 feet or higher, with no part of the required floor area lower than 5 feet.

2) Beams, girders, ducts, or other obstructions can project to within 6 foot 4 inches of the floor. 

For the minimum ceiling heights for other areas, click: Basements  Bathrooms  Bathtubs  Bedrooms  Hallways   Garages  Kitchens  Showers  Tiny Houses  Toilet Rooms

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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about LAUNDRY APPLIANCES: 

 Is a washing machine drain hose required to be secured at the standpipe?

 Why does venting a clothes dryer into a garage, attic, or crawl space cause problems?

 Is a hot water faucet required at a washing machine?

 Why is it bad to have a clothes dryer vent near an air conditioning condenser (outdoor unit)? 

 What are the code requirements for an outdoor dryer vent cover?

 What is the maximum length for a clothes dryer vent? 

What is the maximum length for a washing machine drain hose? 

 How do you inspect a dryer vent? 

• Why is there a water hose connected to the back of the clothes dryer?

 Why are rubber washing machine hoses a safety risk? 

• What are the most common problems with washing machine installation and maintenance?

 What is the correct height for the washing machine drain standpipe or outlet box? 

Is  a laundry area for a washing machine required by code for a single family residence? 

• Does a home inspector check the washing machine? 

• What is code for dryer vent termination clearance? 

• What is code for dryer vents? 

• Do home inspectors check the clothes dryer exhaust vent system?

• Is a washing machine a plumbing fixture? 

• Why is there a floor drain in the laundry room? 

• Can you vent a clothes dryer into the attic? 

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