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    Default Furnace clearance from rear closet wall

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-19-2007 at 01:36 PM.
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    Default Re: Furnace clearance from rear closet wall

    I would check manufacturer's instructions, can be zero.

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    Default Re: Furnace clearance from rear closet wall

    The building code requires 30" on all sides see bellow

    Appliances shall be accessible for inspection, service,
    repair and replacement without removing permanent construction,
    other appliances, or any other piping or ducts not
    connected to the appliance being inspected, serviced, repaired or
    replaced. A level working space at least 30 inches deep and 30
    inches wide (762 mm by 762 mm) shall be provided in front of
    the control side to service an appliance. Installation of room
    heaters shall be permitted with at least an 18-inch (457 mm)
    working space. A platform shall not be required for room heaters

    Max Kasten
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    Default Re: Furnace clearance from rear closet wall

    Quote Originally Posted by max kasten View Post
    The building code requires 30" on all sides see bellow ...
    ...A level working space at least 30 inches deep and 30
    inches wide (762 mm by 762 mm) shall be provided in front of
    the control side to service an appliance....
    I see where it says 30 inches in front. I don't see where it says 30 inches on all sides.


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