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Does code require venting a dryer outside?

Sunday, November 28, 2021

A dryer exhaust system must convey the moisture and heat to the outdoors, per International Residential Code (IRC M1502.3). 

Exception

    An exception is allowed only for listed and labeled (condensing) ductless clothes dryers (IRC M1502.1). For details of the other code requirements for dryer vents, go to What is code for dryer vents?Also see What does "listed and labeled" mean for an electrical component?

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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about WASHERS AND DRYERS:  

Can a washer or dryer be located in front of an electric panel? 

• Does a home inspector check the clothes dryer? 

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

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

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

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

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

How do you inspect a dryer vent? 

Why are rubber washing machine hoses a safety risk? 

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? 

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in a laundry room? 

• When did AFCI protection first become required for laundry rooms?

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