Insulating and sealing off old heater space


Old 01-23-15, 12:08 PM
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Insulating and sealing off old heater space

Greetings. I'm having an electric wall heater installed in a finished basement to take over for an old, recessed-mounted Direct Vent wall furnace. In the corner space where the old furnace is installed, the walls are extremely cold and the cold air is blowing in from the old vent. What is a good solution to making sure there is no cold air incursion, short of removing the old heater and outside vent? Can I remove the front panel, put some sort of insulation in and put up plywood and drywall over that to stop the air inflow? If so, what sort of insulation would be the safest? Or would you suggest another solution? Thanks a lot for your attention to this.
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Old 01-23-15, 01:29 PM
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A pic or two would give us a better idea of what you are dealing with -

Why don't you want to remove the old furnace? assuming it will no longer be used.
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