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Old 08-28-2007, 07:51 AM   #1
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Moving furnace?

Currently, my basement is unfinished. The original layout was very poor in my opinion. The furnace is in the center of one side of the basement, which, with the layout of the load bearing walls makes the utility the largest room in the house. Can I move the furnace, say, 12 feet towards one of the end walls? Other than the venting issue, does anyone see any other issues?

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Ok, different approach. Can I vent a gas water heater though the side wall of a house? Or does it need to be vented vertically?

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Generally you try to keep the furnace close to the air intake because of the size of the trunk. The gas line might need to be upsized. Finally, you already mentioned, the venting will need to be thought about.
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hey mr clutch re: hot water htr venting thru the wall , i'd be worried about extreme condensation quickly rotting out your pipe and snow levels , and poor drafting because of low exhaust temps and then a lot of possible downdrafting, All in all personally , my opinion only , i don't like the idea. Jack
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Yes you can vent horizontally. You need to check your local codes to be sure it is allowed and what the requirements are. You will defiantly need a power vent water heater though.

As far as moving your furnace as long as you can take care of the venting issue you shouldn't have any problems. All the heat, gas, and power lines just need to be re-routed. If you are planning on enclosing the furnace their will be specific codes on what ventilation is needed and a minimum size for the enclosure.

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