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Hi,

I am finishing my basement so I would like to create a separate room for my hot water heater and furnace. I plan on installing some passive vents and a louvered door so the furnace get's it ventilation.

The back is already framed, sides aren't much of a concern, but the front is where I need help. I'm thinking the front wall will be about a foot in front of the water heater and parallel the entire length. I would like to install the door in between the water heater and the furnace.

Looking at the duct work above etc...how could I frame this front wall and make it sturdy?

http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii106/jepuskar/Basement/

Thanks,

D.I.
 

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Run a top plate to the gas line, then box around the duct without putting screws into it.
The framing in back of the utilities and above them should be covered with a firecode sheetrock, taped and compounded.
 

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Building dept said I can put it as close as I want but I just need to pay them more...in cash. :)

Waiting for a response. If anyone else has any suggestions I'm all eyes.

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The boiler and hot water heater each have clearances you must follow. Add to that some space so it can be worked on properly.
 

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The BI said to use common sense and ensure there is proper ventilation and enough space to work on everything...pretty much what was said already.

With that said, don't think this is much of an issue at all after taking another look. I should be able to frame this out without much trouble.
 
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