How close can a furnace be to a finished wall?
How close can a furnace be to a finished wall? (Delaware)
I have a gas furnace that I want to move the wall on the side of the furnace. There is more then 36" in the front of the furnace which leaves plenty of room to access filters and to do regular maintenance. The furnace is in a large area without a door so airflow would not be an issue. There is currently 14 inches at the rear and 22 inches on the side. I would like to move the wall back which would leave 16 inches between the furnace and the finished wall to allow easier access to a bar I built on the other side.