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  1. #1
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    when homeowner finishes basement and bulids a closet for the furnace and water heater, would this rule apply
    50 cubic feet per 1000 btu's of air-space for combustion before having to bring in a combustion air pipe?
    or does that only pertain to water heaters, and natural draft furnaces?
    Thanks.
    "I'm not going to tip-toe through life, only to arrive safely at my death"

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    ya fraid so

  3. #3
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    There may be other options I would have it evaluated by a licensed contractor.

  4. #4
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    You can put in high and low vents to still get combustion air from the finished basement.

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    Assuming that closet means standard type ( small room ) Then there is no scenario that will not require fresh air pipe besides a louvered door to an area that meets the equation you wrote in your

    first post, then the louver has to about 1 sq. in. free space for every 1,000 BTU

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