In-O-Vate Technologies’ New Dryer Elbow Offers Length and Install Flexibility
(Jupiter, FL - April 29, 2009) - In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc, makers of the popular Dryerbox®, announced the addition of a large radius 45 degree elbow to their lineup of Dryer-Ell venting products. Similar to the Dryer-Ell 90, this new elbow will allow contractors to gain additional length of run with no resulting building code penalty.

Last September, voting members of the International Code Council (ICC), the leading body in building code development, recently adopted a new table granting equivalent length for large radius dryer exhaust duct fittings. The table is published in both the 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC) and 2009 International Residential Code (IRC).

The Dryer-Ell line is engineered with a 10” radius, allowing duct measurements equal to straight pipe. With the addition of the new table, contractors will now be able to vent the full run length when the Dryer-Ell is used in conjunction with the Dryerbox®.

Other major changes included an increase in maximum distance to 35 feet from 25 feet. Due to their airflow restrictiveness, standard 4” mitered elbow turns of 90 degrees and 45 degrees are still penalized the same, respectively at 5 feet and 2.5 feet.

“The vote was a significant moment in residential dryer safety and efficiency,” said Rick Harpenau, president of In-O-Vate Technologies. “Many of today’s newer dryer appliances are capable of venting 40+ feet. The previous maximum distance was a major issue for contractors dealing with laundry rooms on the interior of the home.”

The new angled elbow offers contractors more flexibility when installing ductwork through truss and joist systems. The Dryer-Ell is a cost effective alternative to a booster fan and can provide for a better location of the vent termination.

The Dryer-Ell is available through over 1500 HVAC supply houses or online at

About In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc
Based in Jupiter, FL, In-O-Vate Technologies designs, markets and manufactures innovative new products for safer, more efficient clothes dryer venting. Since 2001, the homebuilding industry has benefited from In-O-Vate’s commitment to quality and service. The family of products invented includes The Dryerbox®, The Dryer-Ell™ and LintAlert™.
Contact Information:

Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.
810 Saturn Street, Suite 20 • Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743-8696 • Fax: (561) 745-9723