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Old 09-20-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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I just purchased a house. It has the rough-in for a bathroom in the same area as the mechanical/hot water tank ect. I want to frame around it. I understand I will need access to replace hot water tank or to do any up grades. My question is. how close can I frame to the furnace/hot water tank? If I want to close it up do I need any venting in there? I was hoping I could frame most of it in and use large bi-fold doors as access.

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Check the install instruction for both the furnace and water heater, to see what clearances they say. And yes, you will need a combustion inlet.
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Check the install instruction for both the furnace and water heater, to see what clearances they say. And yes, you will need a combustion inlet.
I see there is a vent that goes from the furnace to outside through the floor joists. I would be guessing that is what you call a combustion inlet?
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Does it go from the furnace's burner compartment, or from the duct work.
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