Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

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TomK
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Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by TomK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Hey All,

What is the Minimum Clearance between the heater and surrounding basement walls?

If there is a minimum clearance, is it per side or one or two or three sides?

Thx,
TK

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Re: Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by Shannon » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 pm

Well it depends on what type of furnace but most natural gas furnaces need at least 24" at the main access panel area and other then serviceable it s usually 1". I would check your model on line to be sure.
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Re: Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by TomK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:14 pm

It's a Lennox Merit Series Natural Gas furnace.

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Re: Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by TomK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Home is in Caledon, Ontario.

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Re: Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by Shannon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:43 am

Clearances start on Pg8 . also check your local building codes. I also recommend not getting things to tight as you need some room to install plumbing and ducting and service the unit
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Re: Minimum Clearance between heater and surrounding basement walls.

Post by TomK » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Perfect.

Just lists 24" in front. Tyvm Shannon.

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