Enclosing boiler from rest of basement


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Old 07-28-06, 12:10 PM
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Enclosing boiler from rest of basement

I am looking to close off my boiler from the rest of my basement. Is it possible? Where would I find info on building codes, if any for this? I have a Utica boiler, if that helps
 
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Old 07-28-06, 03:29 PM
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Isolating boiler

One thing you have to keep in mind is the boiler needs air for burning. This can be brought in from outside. Check the boiler installation manual & with local code officials.
 
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Old 07-28-06, 05:50 PM
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One thing you have to keep in mind is the boiler needs air for burning. This can be brought in from outside. Check the boiler installation manual & with local code officials.
I do not have the installation manual. I just brought the house last fall. Is there a way of putting a curtain around it with maybe a hook system? I am really trying to explain but something along the lines of a hanging shower curtain but fire retardant, of course! I hope Iam explaining it right. Please advise.
 
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Old 07-29-06, 04:21 PM
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You could certainly do something like that. Just leave a gap of at least a couple of inches at the top & bottom. If you have no problems with combustion & exhaust now, the curtain should make no difference. I thought you meant you were enclosing the boiler in a room of it's own.
 
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Old 07-30-06, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Grady
You could certainly do something like that. Just leave a gap of at least a couple of inches at the top & bottom. If you have no problems with combustion & exhaust now, the curtain should make no difference. I thought you meant you were enclosing the boiler in a room of it's own.
I was actually talking about that first but the curtain is a cheaper and more flexible way of doing it. Thanks for the suggestion. I am thinking about buying one of those hanging curtain rods (silver) and hanging a non-flammable curtain. I have to find one but thanks for the help.
 
 

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