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Clothes Dryer Exhaust Requirements in NYC - New York City

Updated: Jan 31, 2023



Section 913 Clothes Dryers


913.1 General


Clothes dryers shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall comply with the following as applicable:


1. Electric commercial clothes dryers shall be tested in accordance with UL 1240.

2. Electric residential clothes dryers shall be tested in accordance with UL 2158.

3. Electric coin-, ticket-, or card-operated clothes dryers shall be tested in accordance with UL 2158.


913.2 Exhaust Required


Clothes dryers shall be exhausted in accordance with Section 504.


Exception: Electric clothes dryers provided with a condensate drain. Spaces containing such dryers shall be provided with transfer air openings or other approved means to provide adequate air exchanges with adjacent spaces.


913.3 Clearances


Clothes dryers shall be installed with clearance to combustibles in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.


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