Dryer Vent & Circuit Panel Proximity


Old 04-05-06, 11:37 AM
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Dryer Vent & Circuit Panel Proximity

My brother's basement is unfinished and he is about to undertake changing that. I see a potential problem in that the dryer vent goes out the wall where the circuit panel is and is only just on the other side of the stud on one side of the panel. Too close for code? I want to move it now if we need to, but not at all if we don't.
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Old 04-05-06, 12:56 PM
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The location of the vent seems okay, but the location of the dryer may not be. The panel must have an obstruction free zone 30" wide and 36" deep, floor to ceiling in front of the panel. The dryer cannot intrude into this space, and based on the location of the vent, sounds like it might.

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