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Basement framing assistance

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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 could I frame this front wall and make it sturdy?


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I am sure it's different everywhere, but my town requires a 30" clearance in the front and 6" on the sides and back.
That is a good point as that could change how that wall is built. I will call the building dept.

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

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

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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