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Old 3/2/08, 11:25 AM
Kenneth (Kip) R. McCullough, Jr. Kenneth (Kip) R. McCullough, Jr. is offline
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Default Required Clearance For Thru-Wall Fireplace Vent & Windows

The house I inspected yesterday had a thru-wall direct vent for the gas fireplace. The area of concern is that the vent was located on the main floor, but it was located 3 feet under a 2nd floor window single-hung window. I've included pictures of the area. The house is new construction. If anyone has any feedback it would be greatly appreciated.

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-Kip
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Old 3/2/08, 12:05 PM
Larry Kage, CMI Larry Kage, CMI is offline
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Default Re: Required Clearance For Thru-Wall Fireplace Vent & Windows

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The house I inspected yesterday had a thru-wall direct vent for the gas fireplace. The area of concern is that the vent was located on the main floor, but it was located 3 feet under a 2nd floor window single-hung window. I've included pictures of the area. The house is new construction. If anyone has any feedback it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Kip
Typically, the distance is 12" minimum from a window for a direct vent unit and more for mechanical draft systems. Check the manufacturer's installation instructions.



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Old 3/2/08, 12:08 PM
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Thanks Larry!
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