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  1. #1
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    Today's Hack Job

    I found this on a job today. What is code in your area for furnaces on top of floor drains? I told the owner it was unsafe, labeled it unsafe, and left it turned off.
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    You probably have to lift that up and sit it on a sealed return plenum so as not to draw in any gases from the floor drain.
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    Wow. For some reason that reminds me of a local restaurant here that I noticed the bathroom stunk and I saw somebody had coated the floor drain in Silicon. I'm pretty sure they did that because nobody knew to put water down the drain every now and then.

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    Could you not have put a piece of metal over the drain under the furnace to at least keep the heat on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    You probably have to lift that up and sit it on a sealed return plenum so as not to draw in any gases from the floor drain.
    But then how would you drain the water out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldscroll View Post
    Could you not have put a piece of metal over the drain under the furnace to at least keep the heat on???
    Of course, but there is no money in that... I am sure Money is the reason and not safety...

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    IF it is a condensing furnace and it has A/C, wouldn't the condensate keep the trap full and then there would be no sewer gases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuildingMech88 View Post
    But then how would you drain the water out?
    Spacing .
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