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    Default Washer / Dryer Closet

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    No limit in the codes that I know of, but the particular manuf. instructions might have something to say. I think it really just goes back to common sense.

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    Watch for combustion air requirements for gas dryer.


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    Since you can use stacked washer/dryers the room could be 30 inches...


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    Default Re: Washer / Dryer Closet

    Gas or electric, a clothes dryer will evacuate the area when in operation and needs appropriate makeup air provisions.

    If all you have is a closet type niche for the washer/dryer, then you are going to want to see louvered doors in place.


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    No Code that I know of on makeup air, specific to dryers, except you aren't supposed to depressurize the living space. Since everything except the newer condensing dryers exhausts to outdoors, the air has to come from somewhere. Common sense tells you you have to provide the same amount of air on the input as you exhaust. Kind of like balancing you checkbook, you can't write more checks than you have deposits or bad things will happen.

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    Dan,

    I don't think Philip was inferring that an electrical dryer needs make up air... Gas only.

    Rich


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    Dan,

    There are two types of air a gas clothes dryer needs: 1) combustion air, 2) make up air as Jim described.

    Electric clothes dryers do not (of course) need 1) combustion air. They do still need make up air for ventilation purposes.

    Think of a clothes dryer as one high CFM exhaust fan running - needs replacement air from someplace.

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