Exception: Whole-house ventilation-type attic fans that discharge into the attic space of dwelling units having private attics shall be permitted.
Exception: This section shall not apply to listed and labeled condensing (ductless) clothes dryers.
TABLE M1502.4.5.1 DRYER EXHAUST DUCT FITTING EQUIVALENT LENGTH
|DRYER EXHAUST DUCT FITTING TYPE||EQUIVALENT LENGTH|
|4 inch radius mitered 45 degree elbow||2 feet 6 inches|
|4 inch radius mitered 90 degree elbow||5 feet|
|6 inch radius smooth 45 degree elbow||1 foot|
|6 inch radius smooth 90 degree elbow||1 foot 9 inches|
|8 inch radius smooth 45 degree elbow||1 foot|
|8 inch radius smooth 90 degree elbow||1 foot 7 inches|
|10 inch radius smooth 45 degree elbow||9 inches|
|10 inch radius smooth 90 degree elbow||1 foot 6 inches|
Exception: Where a listed condensing clothes dryer is installed prior to occupancy of the structure.
Exception: Where installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, and where mechanical or natural ventilation is otherwise provided, listed and labeled ductless range hoods shall not be required to discharge to the outdoors.
- The duct is installed under a concrete slab poured on grade.
- The underfloor trench in which the duct is installed is completely backfilled with sand or gravel.
- The PVC duct extends not more than 1 inch (25 mm) above the indoor concrete floor surface.
- The PVC duct extends not more than 1 inch (25 mm) above grade outside of the building.
- The PVC ducts are solvent cemented.
Exception: Duct length shall not be limited where the duct system complies with the manufacturer's design criteria or where the flow rate of the installed ventilating equipment is verified by the installer or approved third party using a flow hood, flow grid or other airflow measuring device.
TABLE M1506.2 DUCT LENGTH
|DUCT TYPE||FLEX DUCT||SMOOTH-WALL DUCT|
|Fan airflow rating |
(CFM @ 0.25 inch wca)
|Maximum lengthc, d, e |
|8 and above||NL||NL||NL||NL||NL||189||111||69||NL||NL||NL||NL||NL||NL||198||133|
|For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm.|
|a. Fan airflow rating shall be in acordance with ANSI/AMCA 210-ANSI/ASHRAE 51.|
|b. For noncircular ducts, calculate the diameter as four times the cross-sectional area divided by the perimeter.|
|c. This table assumes that elbows are not used. Fifteen feet of allowable duct length shall be deducted for each elbow installed in the duct run.|
|d. NL = no limit on duct length of this size.|
|e. X = not allowed. Any length of duct of this size with assumed turns and fittings will exceed the rated pressure drop.|
Exception: The whole-house mechanical ventilation system is permitted to operate intermittently where the system has controls that enable operation for not less than 25-percent of each 4-hour segment and the ventilation rate prescribed in Table M1507.3.3(1) is multiplied by the factor determined in accordance with Table M1507.3.3(2).
TABLE M1507.3.3(1) CONTINUOUS WHOLE-HOUSE MECHANICAL VENTILATION SYSTEM AIRFLOW RATE REQUIREMENTS
| DWELLING UNIT |
|NUMBER OF BEDROOMS|
|0 ‒ 1||2 ‒ 3||4 ‒ 5||6 ‒ 7||> 7|
|Airflow in CFM|
|1,501 ‒ 3,000||45||60||75||90||105|
|3,001 ‒ 4,500||60||75||90||105||120|
|4,501 ‒ 6,000||75||90||105||120||135|
|6,001 ‒ 7,500||90||105||120||135||150|
TABLE M1507.3.3(2) INTERMITTENT WHOLE-HOUSE MECHANICAL VENTILATION RATE FACTORSa, b
|RUN-TIME PERCENTAGE IN EACH 4-HOUR |
|a. For ventilation system run time values between those given, the factors are permitted to be determined by interpolation.|
|b. Extrapolation beyond the table is prohibited.|
Local exhaust systems shall be designed to have the capacity to exhaust the minimum air flow rate determined in accordance with Table M1507.4.
TABLE M1507.4 MINIMUM REQUIRED LOCAL EXHAUST RATES FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS
| AREA TO BE |
|Kitchens||100 cfm intermittent or 25 cfm continuous|
|Mechanical exhaust capacity of 50 cfm |
intermittent or 20 cfm continuous