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    Default Vent termination

    Any thoughts on this furnace vent termination. IRC states 12 inches above the door with exhuast directed away from the building. This was a large condo complex and I don't have my UBC book. The furnace is 85,000 btu high efficiency.

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    Mat

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    Default Re: Vent termination

    That's nuts. It'll drip condensate on people!


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    Not to mention I accidentally left the door open and you could smell the products of combustion (the furnace was new and it had that great new smell).


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    Are you sure it was an exaust vent or a return? A return maybe not a problem; but exuast no way it should be moved.


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    Randy,
    I check the IRC and it says 12 inches. Do you know what the UBC says?


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    Hell, NO! That has to go. What a complete moron installation. Combustion gases and condensate drip in front of the door isn't going to work. Depending on conditions you could also get an ice ball on the ground in front of the door.
    Since there is only one pipe visible, I would look at how/where they are pulling combustion air for the unit. Probably from the closet that the unit is in? Is it big enough or are there transfer grilles on the wall, louvered bi-fold, etc. What is the set-up or is the unit going to starve for combustion air?

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    Markus,
    Thanks for the info, I agree the location is not well thought out. Howerver, IRC section 1804.2-1804.2.6 states the vent termination shall not be less than four feet below, four feet horizontally from, or one foot above any door, window or gravity air inlet into a dwelling. This was 13 inches above the door. Do you know what the UBC says.

    Mat


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