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Old 02-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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whether or not i can remove the propane furnace completely or have to keep it to comply with code, when i rip out this trailer next year, the furnace will be either gone or moved to the rear of the home, leaving the vent on the roof. should i just use it as more venting for the ridge vent/soffit i have or plug it up somehow? i don't want to have to tear it out and patch a hole in my brand new roof....

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What type of vent is it? If it is just an ABS / PVC stack I'd glue a cap on it.

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it's the metal, beehive/mushroom type

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I don't see any harm in leaving it if it is disconnected in the attic. You can always patch the roof at a later date.

Would I count it as a required roof vent? Nope.
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i wonder if i couldn't turn the opening into a solartube light? just thought of that!
i'd be above the middle of the new kitchen.
i think it's 6" or 8" dia., if the solartube could slide in, heck, it's already flashed for me! all i'd need to do is caulk!

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