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Permanent label required to identify length of dryer exhaust
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:27:33 AM »

I heard the 2009 Mechanical and Residential codes now require the length of the concealed exhaust duct for the dryer be identified on a permanent label.  Is there more information on this and does a label or placard exist?
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Rick Harpenau
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Re: Permanent label required to identify length of dryer exh
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 11:36:09 AM »

Yes, the 2009 International Mechanical and International Residential Code now require a permanent label showing a duct run's equivalent length.  The actual ICC Code Sections IMC 504.6.5 and IRC 1502.4.5 both read this way:

"Length identification. Where the exhaust duct is concealed within the building construction, the equivalent length of the exhaust duct shall be identified on a permanent label or tag. The label or tag shall be located within 6 feet (1829mm) of the exhaust duct connection."

Here is what I know. 

    A good portion of states and jurisdictions will be adopting the 2009 code as early as July of 2010 and a few have already adopted the 2009 code. 

    The only formal label or placard that I am aware of is a non-defaceable, non-paintable 3" X 4" placard that is .010" thick textured polycarbonate.   

    A sheet of 6 labels cost $5.35 and a single label is $.95, and can be ordered online at
http://store.dryerbox.com/Dryer-Placard-Label-single_p_59.html

The link to the official website is http://www.plac34.com  or http://www.dryerplacard.com

The placard or label must be located within 6 feet of the dryer’s exhaust connection.  A Sharpee like marker would be used to write or identify the equivalent length of the exhaust duct.  Elbows generally deduct 5 feet of allowable run unless the long turn or long sweeping elbows are used like what is shown at <!-- m -->http://www.dryer-ell.com<!-- m -->  [/list]
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 11:58:49 AM by rickharp »
Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Jupiter, FL  33477
561-743-8696