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Residential Code requirement for transition clothes dryer duct

The Residential Building Code sets certain conditions on how dryer transition ducts can be used.  Information regarding transition ducting can be found in the mechanical portion of the code (M1502.4.3), and in the gas chapter (G2439.5.4). The transition duct must … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for duct sealing

Information regarding the mandatory sealing of ducts can be found in several sections of the Residential Building Code.  Section N1103.2.2 located in the energy chapter requires the mandatory sealing of ducts, and then refers to methods found in the section … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirements for clothes dryer duct

The residential building code (M1502.1) lists several requirements regarding the installation of clothes dryer exhaust vents. These code requirements are necessary to help minimize the possibility of a duct related fire. According to a report from FEMA, in 2012 there … Continue reading

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