Is it allowed to install a gas furnace in a closet such that there is no
return installed? The door is louvered, so the furnace sucks the air from
inside the closet that comes through the vents in the door.
I ask because a joint in the PVC exhaust (it's the warmer of the two PVC
tubes (3"? in diameter)) has no glue, is leaking water, and easily pulls
Strangely, I turned on the heat for a short period with my CO detector
there and pulled the tube apart and it didn't go off...does that mean the
detector is bad? The exhaust does have CO in it, doesn't it?
No return would mean the exhaust gets distributed throughout the
Really? Not in my part of Glenville. A few years ago they sent around a
questionnaire to see how many people wanted gas and what we were willing to
pay to have the lines installed. Apparently, less than 10 people were
willing to pay more than $0 to have the lines installed, so they scrapped
the idea. I'm on a main road in a nearly 200 year old house, so it's not
like I'm in a new development. I suspect those are the only places where new
gas lines are being installed, at least around here. When we build an
addition in 2010 we'll be installing a propane tank and change the stove top
and fireplaces to gas, since we don't have gas via National Grid.
Just check with the building dept. They've been very helpful to me in the
past for all sorts of code info and filing for variances, etc.
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