Direct Vent Gas Dryer

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Mike Schumann

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May 27, 2008, 10:49:59 PM5/27/08
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I would like to install a gas dryer in my bathroom. The building inspector
tells me that this is only allowed if the appliance is direct-vented (i.e.
it gets its combustion air directly from the outside).

Does such a unit exist?

Thanks,
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Mike Schumann


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ransley

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May 29, 2008, 9:00:21 PM5/29/08
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On May 27, 9:49 pm, "Mike Schumann" <mike-nos...@traditions-
It sounds dumb, maybe the inspector doesnt know local code, ive seen a
few that dont, I saved 6000.00 last year on the code idiots, code cops
that did not know their codes. Review the code, then complain or call
the main office. But keep him and your name out till the last
conversation. No dryer needs a direct vent on intake. I dont think any
is made, a non direct intake is safer, as in a regular dryer. What an
ass the code cop is, ask him what brand to use!! . I bet he wont
because he cant

evodawg

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May 29, 2008, 9:27:39 PM5/29/08
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Pat

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May 29, 2008, 11:50:02 PM5/29/08
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On May 27, 10:49 pm, "Mike Schumann" <mike-nos...@traditions-

Are you sure you are not confusing intake and exhaust. There are
plent of gas dryers in bathrooms everywhere. But you need to vent
your exhaust has -- i.e. the hot air -- to the outside.

evodawg

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May 30, 2008, 1:02:44 AM5/30/08
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evodawg wrote:

never mind, wrong reply for wrong post.

John Grabowski

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May 29, 2008, 10:28:49 PM5/29/08
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"Mike Schumann" <mike-...@traditions-nospam.com> wrote in message
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I don't know of any unit offhand, but I think I understand the reasoning
behind this. I'm thinking that you have a bath fan in the room that you
would like to put the dryer. If the bath fan is on while the dryer is
running it is possible that the fan will pull air in from the outside
through the dryer vent along with the combusted gases.

George

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May 30, 2008, 10:12:40 AM5/30/08
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Mike Schumann wrote:
> I would like to install a gas dryer in my bathroom. The building inspector
> tells me that this is only allowed if the appliance is direct-vented (i.e.
> it gets its combustion air directly from the outside).
>
> Does such a unit exist?
>
> Thanks,

The usual way to deal with having a device like a dryer in a confined
space is to install an outside make up air vent with an interlock.

ftwtel...@gmail.com

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May 10, 2015, 11:56:41 PM5/10/15
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the question is not how do i get a direct vent gas dryer , basically the inspector is telling you " good luck " as that is the only kind off gas appliance that would be compliant to use in a bathroom , toilet room , bedroom and most likely you will not find a direct vent dryer out there ( not the inspectors job to tell you where to get one ) It's very clear in the IFGC that you cannot use the atmosphere in these locations as combustion air therefor the only gas burning appliances that would be allowed ( except for very small ones see exceptions in Prohibited Locations ) would be direct vent appliances ( water heater / furnace / boiler are a few appliances that are offered as direct vent commonly ) the answer to a dryer in these locations is to go electric , one would still want to take venting into consideration but at least you wouldn't be playing with a carbon monoxide issue.
As far as i know all araes are to comply to the IFGC , if a municipality wants to go stricter they can ,but they cannot be more leaniant than this minimal code. Carbon Monoxide and venting issues are a real threat anymore as houses get more and more sealed up due to energy codes. Wich side of Darwins theory are you on ?

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