installing a stove in basement

Old 12-08-02, 12:55 PM
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Question installing a stove in basement


I am wanting to install an electric stove in my basement. I just don't know what a safe distance would be from my gas furnace. The basement is not finished (yet) so it will all be in one large area. Any ideas?
Old 12-08-02, 05:18 PM
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I am not aware of current standards for electrical stoves near a gas furnace. To my knowledge, there isn't any standards other than the furnace, if enclosed within it's own closet per say must be vented, and firerocked. All approved gas fittings, shut off valve,etc. Electric appliances are already certified, as that in which you would install in a kitchen.

I would contact your local building official and inquire on standards and requirements within your area.

Good Luck and let us know!
Old 12-10-02, 04:57 PM
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All furnaces specify their clearance requirements. It's prpbably in that package of stuff the installer left next to the furnace. Or call the manufacturer. There are different requirements for front, back, left and right sides.

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