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Old 12-13-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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Gas HVAC Clearance/Open Space Q?


I am finishing my basement/garage and don't want to cause an unsafe situation if I put closet doors around my Gas HVAC unit. Is there a certain amount of open space needed for fumes to exhaust from the unit before it can safely kick on? Thanks for any help and let me know if you need further clarification, I appreciate it!

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:19 PM   #2
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The instalation instructions will give you the proper clearances. Keep in mind that you need to leave access all the way around it for sericabilaty in the future

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Part of the problem is that I don't have the installation manual so I 'm not sure where to find more detailed information such as this. As a plumbers assistant I surely understand the importance of space for maintenance, thank you
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"MOST" furnaces require 1 inch on the sides and in back, the front should not be blocked period. Leave enough rome to remove the entire furnace and slide a new one in.
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My idea to enclose the unit and add a closet door would leave plenty of space to remove the unit if I have to in the future especially if the door was removed but when it is closed I don't have to worry about any ventilation for the unit? I apologize if this seems like a silly question but dealing with gas appliances is very foreign to me.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:31 PM   #6
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Oh yes, you need quite a bit of fresh air going into the room at all times. A louvered door would be your best bet.

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