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  1. #1
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    Default Space between Furnace, HW and Water Treatment

    We are trying to find a place to relocate our Washer and Dryer in order to have a second bathroom. There is room in our utility closet to open a wall and make a closet laundry room, but we are unsure how much space is needed around the utilities. If we move the wall beside the furnace to add one foot, we could get the tank-like portion of the water treatment equipment beside it along with the tank that sets the treatment with the salt container in front of it. This would leave about a foot of space to move between the utilities. This would give us enough space at one end for the closet laundry. Is this enough space for the utilities? Or do we need more space?

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    Default Re: Space between Furnace, HW and Water Treatment

    Building codes require working space as an access to the front, or service side of furnaces and WH's. The sides and backs of furnaces do not require clearances. Also, you can't have a situation where one piece of equipment must be removed to allow service or change-out of equipment behind it.

    To be certain, call your local building department and talk to an inspector. You can do this even before buying a permit.

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