Originally Posted By: ftingle
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Here’s part of an article from the LA Times today, Barry Stones column, Ask the Inspector, that I had never thought about before:
In previous articles you mentioned that the plumbing code requires a hot water heater in a garage to be placed on a platform. The stated purpose of this requirement is to prevent ignition of gasoline fumes on the garage floor. If we apply the same logic to a clothes dryer shouldn’t it also be necessary to have a raised platform at the laundry?
You raise a valid point. The same reasoning that requires the elevation of a water heater in a garage would seem to apply to the pilot light and burner in a clothes dryer.”
(Mr Stone goes on to discuss how raising the dryer would be impractical, and the minimum nature of building codes.)
I’ve never seen a raised dryer in the garage, have any of you?
Do any of you recommend a platform when you see a dryer on the floor?