COMMUNITY FORUM

mr_me

07:54AM | 12/24/02
Member Since: 12/23/02
32 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
my basement is all open rite now, i want to start dividing it up in to a rec room, work room etc.... does anyone know how much space is required between a furnace and a wall that is to be constructed? if anyone can help i would appreciate it..thanks

rhagfo

11:25AM | 12/24/02
Mr_Me, If your basement is wide open now look at the needs of your furnace. Is it gas, oil or electric? Gas and Oil need air for combustion, so if you build a room around the furnace you will need a way to supply that air, either louvered doors, or solid doors and an outside air source. The outside air source would be my choice. I would build the room with what ever clearance the furnace manufacture recommends. I would also use double doors (4' to 6' opening) on the room to make the unit easy to service or replace.

JasonP

03:29PM | 12/26/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings Mr_Me,

Sounds to me that you need to talk to your local Building Inspector.

There are codes that come into play for the work you are going to undertake.

I know, permits, we don't need no stinking permits, right. Wrong!

You will need to have inspections done to make sure that you do have enough make-up air for the furnace and that you have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. A louver door may work if you do not make a bedroom down there adjacent to it.

I would ask the inspector to guide you as to what they will require and I'd lean on a seperate mechanical room with outside make up air. you could suffacate yourself by having the furnace and you trying to use the same oxigen.

If you decide to make a work room down there, what are you going top do to control the sawdust?

Even if you do not make any bedrooms down there, you should, for your families safety, though not required, provide the proper egess to get out in the event of a fire.

Good luck,
Jason

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1