Safety concerns with forced air electric furnace. Air flow.

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Safety concerns with forced air electric furnace. Air flow.

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I’ve sold my home in Mt and moving to Oregon to be closer to kids and grand kids, as my health has turned on me again. I have made an offer on a home in Oregon and the sale is progressing rapidly. The new home has a 1 car over-sized garage (15 x 25) which will become my new shop.

Here is my safety question.
The electric forced air furnace is in the garage. How large an enclosure do i need to build for the furnace to help keep sawdust out of the furnace?

How much airflow will it need?

Can I just leave enough room around it to remove or work on it and place a filter in a wall of the newly built enclosure or the door? If I can use this option and use a quality pleated filter how large a filter area do i need?

I mostly do scroll work and try to keep my sawdust down with air filtration but I do use a table saw, miter saw and routers and planer and jointer (very little airborne particulates from here as it is all bagged) I also use several sanders which do kick up some dust but I do use a down draft table which helps some.

So help me out fellahs what is the best way to go to keep my new furnace clean?

I do not know model or make of furnace!
 
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Old 09-24-14, 07:52 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

The electric house furnace that is in the garage should need little to no fresh air as it's not burning a fossil fuel and doesn't exhaust anything.

You would need to make sure whatever you built that the furnace was able to be serviced or replaced. Put a door on it with a screen for a little fresh air.

Also make sure the ductwork is sealed.
 

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Old 09-25-14, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for your input PJ. I appreciate it.
 
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