Utility Closet for Gas Furnace

Old 12-01-10, 09:11 PM
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Question Utility Closet for Gas Furnace

I'm remodeling my basement, and I'd like to put the gas furnace in a closet with a door. Are there any prefabs on the market? I'm assuming I need a metal closet with louvred door and an open top. Thanks.
Old 12-02-10, 03:21 AM
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Welcome to the forums! No need for a metal closet. I would construct it of wooden studs just like any other room, install regular sheetrock on the outside and fire rated on the inside. Your door can be of wood, but should be of a louvered type to allow for combustible air to enter. The furnace itself will dictate the amount of space needed on either side and front to back so make sure it is large enough. Make sure your door is large enough to remove the unit should it ever need replacement.
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You may need more than that.... Check with your Local Inspector. This (for my area) has different requirements depending on how old/tight the house construction was: (com http://www.mybuildingpermit.com/Insp...0checklist.pdf

The inside door to the unit has the clearances for that unit. You should get a permit for the paper trail for your H.O.Insurance carrier to honor future claims and for re-sale value of the basement.


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