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Residential Code requirement for mechanical exhaust termination

  The 2012 International Residential Code (M1506.2) requires exhaust openings to terminate a minimum distance of three feet from any operable or non-operable opening. These types of openings may include; windows, doors, vents, etc. The code (R303.5.2) also does not … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirment for attic venting

The 2012 International Residential Code (R806.1) requires the venting of enclosed attics and rafter spaces. The appropriate amount of cross ventilation (R806.2) can be achieved by the installation of openings at a rate of one square foot for every one … 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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