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    In building a new home in east Va what are pros/cons on gas unit being installed in the crawlspace. The fnd is 1 block higher than normal.

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    As long as there is good access, none.
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    where's the filter gonna be? if it is in the crawl, it won't get changed.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    I don't know about Va. but around here all crawl spaces stay damp and furnaces don't last as long. I only put them in crawl spaces if there is no way to do it in the house.

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    crawl space

    I did the crawl space deal last year. The space during heating season worked good. In cooling season the condisation was bad.
    Water ran off the evaporator like it was raining. I had to close off the basement vents and install a dehumidifier with condisate pump. I also added insulation on the wall and added another layer of plastic in the opposite direction of the exsisting plastic. This is in Delaware which should be the same condition you will have. Plan for this in the construction and you should have no problems. (Note: the vents in the crawl space are also to prevent flooding and foundation damage, so if your near water you may not close them off. Check with the building inspector.)
    If you can concrete the floor spend the money! I was trying to save a buck.

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    do a topic search

    This site has some pretty smart folks with a lot of experiance. Go to search and look up crawl space 12/20/2004.
    A lot of helpful info.

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    crawl space furnace

    Originally posted by BoltonNC
    As long as there is good access, none.
    Thanks to all for your insights. I believe I may be able to put it in the garage.

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