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  1. #1
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    Default Furnace location

    I ran into this on an inspection and would appreciate feedback and code. Furnace and water heater were in closet with louvered doors which was in bathroom. The bathroom was connected to a room being used as bedroom with a door that had louvers at base of door. I wrote it up as a Safety Hazard for obvious reasons (furnace in bathroom and furnace connected to sleeping area) but was curious what code says.

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    Default Re: Furnace location

    G2406.2 (303.3) Prohibited locations.
    Appliances shall not
    be located in sleeping rooms, bathrooms, toilet rooms, storage
    closets or surgical rooms, or in a space that opens only into such
    rooms or spaces, except where the installation complies with
    one of the following:
    1. The appliance is a direct-vent appliance installed in
    accordance with the conditions of the listing and the
    manufacturer’s instructions.
    2. Vented room heaters, wall furnaces, vented decorative
    appliances, vented gas fireplaces, vented gas fireplace
    heaters and decorative appliances for installation in
    vented solid fuel-burning fireplaces are installed in
    rooms that meet the required volume criteria of Section
    G2407.5.
    3. Asingle wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed
    in a bathroom and such unvented room heater is
    equipped as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an

    input rating not greater than 6,000 Btu/h (1.76 kW). The
    bathroom shall meet the required volume criteria of Section
    G2407.5.
    4. Asingle wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed
    in a bedroom and such unvented room heater is equipped
    as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an input rating
    not greater than 10,000 Btu/h (2.93 kW). The bedroom
    shall meet the required volume criteria of Section
    G2407.5.
    5. The appliance is installed in a room or space that opens
    only into a bedroom or bathroom, and such room or
    space is used for no other purpose and is provided with a
    solid weather-stripped door equipped with an approved
    self-closing device. All combustion air shall be taken
    directly from the outdoors in accordance with Section
    G2407.6.


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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Furnace location

    Thanks Rick.

    Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah

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