Putting a furnace in a crawlspace???

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Old 07-15-08, 08:52 PM
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Angry Putting a furnace in a crawlspace???

Does anyone have an idea how to build a lil bigger then a crawl space to put in a furnace and a hot water tank??

with out having to build a basement!!
Even to last us untill spring!!
I live in Canada and we get tons of snow durning the winter, we need something to keep it from getting wet or ruined in the winter ?????
 
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Old 07-16-08, 04:47 AM
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There should be no moisture in the crawl space so placing these in the crawl should not be an issue.
 
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Old 07-16-08, 09:04 AM
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How do u avoid water from getting in the crawl space???
and how do u keep the furnace and hot water tank from sinking???
 
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Old 07-16-08, 11:09 AM
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Water or moisture should not get in to crawl. Steps should be taken for water to runaway from home. AHU should hang from joist and water heater should be set on concreate block.
 
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My HVAC system was installed 10+ yrs ago with the air handler in the crawl space. It sets on blocks and works fine.

As far as I know there has never been any water in my crawlspace except for the rare occasional busted pipe
 
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in our lst house we had the HVAC moved to the crawl space. Our crawl space is covered with crushed rock and the HVAC was placed on cinder blocks. We have a sumnp pump and didn';t have any issues with water in teh crawl space. It was actually a tri-level home. Check with your HVAc contractor, most units are deisnged to be mounted sideways. As for the water tank, check out moble hokme tanks, tehy are generally short and fat, and I think 30 gallons.
 
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