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Old 01-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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What is a window that may not open?


The venting instructions for my furnace say the vent has to be 4' from a window that may open, but only 1' from a permanently closed window.

I don't have more than 8' between windows, so that is a serious problem. Can put a screw in though a double hung window to make it a permanently closed window?


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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I don't have more than 8' between windows, so that is a serious problem.
I don't understand that part ^

I think the reason for the min distance from a window is so exhaust won't get sucked into the house. Therefore how far is the vent from the nearest window? About screwing the window shut, that is probably a question for your local inspector, and if that will suffice, my guess is no.

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I don't understand that part ^

I think the reason for the min distance from a window is so exhaust won't get sucked into the house. Therefore how far is the vent from the nearest window? About screwing the window shut, that is probably a question for your local inspector, and if that will suffice, my guess is no.
Since I don't have 8' between windows, there is no point less than 4' from a window.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Depends on the local ispector and authorities. If it is siliconed permanently shut that usually is allowed. A screw is too easy to remove after the inspector leaves, just to pass inspection so silicone is a better bet. Should check with them 1st.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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Why not just two pipe the furnace, so the clearances wont be an issue?.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Why not just two pipe the furnace, so the clearances wont be an issue?.
Yep, direct vent makes it easier to have clearance.
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Yep, direct vent. Never use a one pipe set up my self.....

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