Building around furnace in basement


Old 06-17-04, 02:02 PM
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Building around furnace in basement

Hi, Folks. I have a "newbie" kind of question for you.

We just moved into a new home in New Hampshire. I need to build some rooms in the basement.

We have a propane-fueled tankless water heater/furnace in the basement. I will need build walls on 2 sides of the unit (typical 2x4, insulation & sheetrock), and my question is this:

How far away must I keep the walls from the furnace? Are there Code requirements that say walls have to be XX feet from the furnace? Obviously, I don;t want to box it in... if for no other reason than it would make it difficult to work on it in the future if need be. But I have to build around it in some fashion, so what is the safe way to do it?

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Old 06-20-04, 04:06 PM
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I would say the first thing you want to do is call code there where you are. Find out for sure what they want there. Also dont forget you have to have air get into that room for the furnace for combustion.from inside or outside.


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