Direct Vent Gas Dryer

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?
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Mike Schumann


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On May 27, 9:49 pm, "Mike Schumann" <mike-nos...@traditions- nospam.com> wrote:

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
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ransley wrote:

If this waste stack goes right to the toilet, why not replace with ABS to the toilet? You can get a special rubber coupler that connects new ABS to old cast iron. My thoughts on cast iron is when you can replace it then get rid of it.
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evodawg wrote:

never mind, wrong reply for wrong post.
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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.
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Mike Schumann wrote:

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.
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the question is not how do i get a direct vent gas dryer , basically the i nspector is telling you " good luck " as that is the only kind off gas appl iance 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 i nspectors job to tell you where to get one ) It's very clear in the IFGC th at you cannot use the atmosphere in these locations as combustion air there for the only gas burning appliances that would be allowed ( except for very small ones see exceptions in Prohibited Locations ) would be direct vent a ppliances ( water heater / furnace / boiler are a few appliances that are o ffered as direct vent commonly ) the answer to a dryer in these locations i s 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 municipalit y 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 Da rwins theory are you on ?
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