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Old 10-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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I have a piece of left over carpet that I would like to throw down in my furnace room. Is this a bad idea fire hazard wise?

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What kind of furnace and for what purpose are you wanting carpet in there?

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Natural gas, and purpose being comfort in the winter.. and because I have no other use for the scrap piece of carpet.
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running it out side the covers should be no problem just cut 1" off the burner front piece for safty just in case of a rollout ...don't want your fire insurance policy to kick in.
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Natural gas, and purpose being comfort in the winter.. and because I have no other use for the scrap piece of carpet.
Most furnaces have requirement for set backs. They are quite minimal so I wouldn't worry much about it.
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No code violation. Manufacturer's clearances rule in this case.
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No code violation. Manufacturer's clearances rule in this case.
Hey! What about the permit?
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Only concern would be any sparks from the furnace igniting the carpet fibers.. ? Pretty low risk?
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Only concern would be any sparks from the furnace igniting the carpet fibers.. ? Pretty low risk?
Very low risk. You would have a better chance finding an honest politician....oh wait...that isn't a good example since there aren't any....

I did some checking. For most new stoves there is a side clearance of 0, back clearance of 6 inches and front clearance of 12 inches. Of course I would leave more just because if there has to be any service done your HVAC guy would double the price to get to it. Since carpets are only on the floor there shouldn't be a problem.
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Very low risk. You would have a better chance finding an honest politician....oh wait...that isn't a good example since there aren't any....

I did some checking. For most new stoves there is a side clearance of 0, back clearance of 6 inches and front clearance of 12 inches. Of course I would leave more just because if there has to be any service done your HVAC guy would double the price to get to it. Since carpets are only on the floor there shouldn't be a problem.
It's not going to be tacked down either, its just a scrap left over I want to lay out as a mat.

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