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    Default WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    Anyone know what the TREC (Texas) SOP's say about a dryer vent terminating inside an enclosed attached garage space ?

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    Gene

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    Default Re: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene South View Post
    Anyone know what the TREC (Texas) SOP's say about a dryer vent terminating inside an enclosed attached garage space ?

    Thanks

    Gene
    Does it really make a difference what TREC says.

    It's just plain stupid.

    I'm curious. Does TREC get into this type of obvious defect?


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    Default Re: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene South View Post
    Anyone know what the TREC (Texas) SOP's say about a dryer vent terminating inside an enclosed attached garage space ?

    Thanks

    Gene
    Yep, TREC should have little to do with calling it wrong. Goes against all good building practice and codes. But, having said that it is also common in many parts of the South and West to see it.

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    Default Re: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    (v) Ducts, vents (including dryer vents) and
    flues. The inspector shall:
    535.229(q)(7)-(y)
    73
    (1) report as in need of repair deficiencies
    such as damaged ducting or insulation, improper
    material or improper routing of ducts
    where visible and accessible;
    (2) report as in need of repair the absence of
    air flow at all accessible supply registers in the
    habitable areas of the structure;
    (3) report as in need of repair deficiencies in
    accessible duct fans and filters;
    (4) report as in need of repair deficiencies in
    installation, such as gas piping, sewer vents,
    electrical wiring or junction boxes in the plenum,
    returns or chases or improper sealing, where
    visible;
    (5) report as in need of repair deficiencies in
    the flue system components;
    (6) report as in need of repair a flue or vent
    pipe that does not properly terminate; and
    (7) report as in need of repair deficiencies in
    materials used for the venting systems.
    (w) Specific limitations for ducts and vents.
    The inspector is not required to do the following:
    (1) determine the efficiency, adequacy or
    capacity of the systems;
    (2) determine the uniformity of the supply of
    conditioned air to the various parts of the structure;
    (3) determine the types of materials contained
    in insulation, wrapping of pipes, ducts,
    jackets, boilers and wiring;
    (4) operate venting systems unless ambient
    temperatures or other circumstances, in the
    reasonable opinion of the inspector, are conducive
    to safe operation without damage to the
    equipment; or
    (5) operate a unit outside its normal operating
    range as reasonably determined by the inspector


    This is just copied from the TREC web site where the SOP is posted. Red is mine.
    Jim


    Jim Luttrall
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    Dallas, Texas

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    Default Re: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    ... And from the "Proposed" TREC SOP it says:

    535.232 SOP: Minimum Inspection Requirements for Appliances

    (j) Dryer Vents. The inspector shall report as Deficient:
    (1) improper routing and length of vent pipe;
    (2) inadequate vent pipe material;
    (3) improper termination:
    (4) the lack of a dryer vent system when provisions are present for a dryer; and
    (5) damaged or missing exterior cover.


    Please NOTE and REMEMBER that the above snippet is from the "PROPOSED" TREC SOP. IF/WHEN approved it will replace what Jim posted.


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    Default Re: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE TREC SOP SAYS ABOUT DRYER VENTS TERMINATING INSIDE GARAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolan Kienitz View Post
    ... And from the "Proposed" TREC SOP it says:

    535.232 SOP: Minimum Inspection Requirements for Appliances

    (j) Dryer Vents. The inspector shall report as Deficient:
    (1) improper routing and length of vent pipe;

    Nolan,

    Man, that's not one I would want to have to deal with ... you would literally have to have the installation instructions for each dryer you inspected (or was connected to the dryer exhaust duct you were inspecting) in your head, in your computer, or in your hand to be able to address the "improper ... length" of the dryer exhaust duct.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

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