My gas furnace and hot water heater are enclosed in a room about 8'x8'
in my basement. I want to move the combustion air vent (not the air
intake vent) from its current location to an opposite wall so it will
be far away from my workshop where I generate sawdust. The new
location will put the vent within 2' of the furnace, whereas now it's
about 5' away and behind the water heater.
The new location is on a wall in the kids playroom, so I'd like to put
the vent near the ceiling instead of the floor. Are there any code
rules about where this vent needs to be?
There are actually a lot of rules for combustion air. Go figure.
www.codecheck.com actually used to have combustion air as a sample page to
one of their books. Doesn't seem that way anymore.
If the playroom has a door and/or is a smaller room, you'll probably have a
Probably about a dozen other things to consider as well. The book is cheap.
Sometimes localities add and subtract rules from the nationally accepted
codes - but if you are not getting inspected, the codecheck book is unlikely
to stear you toward an unsafe situation.
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