Re: How to partition gas furnace in basement?
Posted by hj on March 01, 19100 at 23:37:25:
In response to Re: How to partition gas furnace in basement?
Last things first. There is no way to make a conventional furnace/boiler/water heater legal in if there is any access to a bedroom. The only way to do that is to install a sealed combustion unit which draws air and exhausts fumes to the exterior of the house. You can have it in the garage, if it is located at least 18" above the floor.

: I have a gas-fired furnace unit in my basement. The 'control' side (access to pilot, change filter, etc)
: faces the area I wish to partition off from the area where the cars are parked. Since it is
: my understanding that it is illegal for the furnace to reside in, or be accessible from a 'living'
: area (i.e. bedroom, bathroom, etc), what are my best options? Can I wall it off, leaving enough
: clearance on the 'control' side, and access it from the car area? Is there any kind of
: airtight access door I could install that would still qualify the furnace as being separated from
: the 'living' area? Thanks in advance.

: Robert




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