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Old 1/17/10, 6:29 PM
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I've got a friend in Nebraska that's concerned about the venting of his new furnace (installed early 2009)...one contractor that bid it mentioned a city code of being too close to the gas meter...my thought was that it shouldn't be vented over a basement window! Comments? Thanks...
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Old 1/17/10, 7:23 PM
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If the window can be opened, the vent needs to be at least five feet away. I never knew there was a rule about gas meters. I am not much on codes.
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The vent should be at least three-feet from the meter vent, but it appears as though it is. I've seen utility companies flag a condenser being that close.



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I checked the code check 2006 and came up with this clearances are 10,000 btu is 6 in clearance from bldg openings -10,000 to 50,000 btu is 9 inches and 50,000 and up is 12 inches and only rule for placement is no termination where vapor would be a nuisance. So the meter idea may be bad cause the vapor may cause premature rusting of the meter the base ect. the window should be ok just check for clearances
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