moving furnace question?

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Old 05-04-19, 05:08 AM
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moving furnace question?

I put a partition in my basement and now the front of the furnace sets too close to the new partition. If I ever had to change the blower motor or pull out the blower assembly for any reason it would not work. I was thinking of turning the furnace to face the opposite direction. I think everything would fit up except for the air return at the bottom side of the furnace would have to be cut in to the opposite side. my question is if I cut the blank for the return out of the opposite side, would it hurt the structural integrity of the furnace? what would you use to cover the hole on the original cut out? thanks

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Old 05-04-19, 10:30 AM
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The integrity of the furnace would not be compromised. You can cover the old opening with sheet metal. Below is a sight with an example of your options. Basically just a flat piece of sheet metal. They call it "panning".

Depending if you left the other piece of metal in one piece when you cut it out you could use some S locks and reuse the cutout piece on the other side.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/16-in-x-...6X35/100396947

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...vt=0&eim=1,2,6


Hope this helps a little.
 

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it does help. and thanks

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