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    Default Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    This vent is located 21 inches away from the window. This is a condo. Furnace is 100,00btu, high efficieny manufactured in 1992, although the vent was hot as he double LL. Called the county for distance requirements and they said ask manufacture. Any ideas

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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    In reading some manf. specs you'll see distance requirements to windows as little as 12 inches. I don't get this and it's difficult to argue with such info - though I disagree with it.

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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    Doesn't make any sense to me either, but every high efficiency manufacturer I've checked in the past is 12".

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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    Looks like Ultra Vent. That crap was recalled. Not a proper termination outside or, location.


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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    It was so hot you could not touch it for more than a second.


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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    That is a unique configuration that is not likely clearly identified in a clearance spec.

    Typical category iv clearance is 12 inches to the side and below however this installation terminates out in front of the window and discharges toward the window so the conditions are different than the typical clearance spec.

    What was the manufacturer of the furnace?

    Category iv?

    What was the manufacturer of the vent?


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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    Yikes. I don't care what code or manufacturer says, that is a disaster waiting to happen.


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    Default Re: Furnace venting, I'm on a roll

    remind the clients that the winter time heat cycle to leave the window in the closed position due to the flue pipe termination right outside


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