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Old 08-09-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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We need a new oil-fired furnace and were thinking this a great time to think about relocating it as well. Currently the furnace is in a closet in the middle of the house. We would like to move it to the attached garage. Any thoughts on if this is possible and if so, super expensive?
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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There are 2 forseen problems that I can think of. 1) Where is the oil tank located? You might need to relocate the tank too or add a oil pump. 2) Will your existig ductwork layout be suitable to the new furnace location? You will def. need to add some new ductwork. The question is will you be moving the furnace to a location that the entire duct main will need to be re-done?

As you see this can be a very simple move or it can get complicated.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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There are 2 forseen problems that I can think of. 1) Where is the oil tank located? You might need to relocate the tank too or add a oil pump. 2) Will your existig ductwork layout be suitable to the new furnace location? You will def. need to add some new ductwork. The question is will you be moving the furnace to a location that the entire duct main will need to be re-done?

As you see this can be a very simple move or it can get complicated.
Thanks for the response. The oil tank is located in the crawl space - so if we move the furnace laterally (same height in house), would we need to move the tank or add a pump? Regarding question number 2 - not sure - but my guess is it will be a fair amount of duct work. Does it make sense to just get gas run to the house (it is on our block) at this point if we are doing a major overhaul anyway?
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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This is a good time to consider converting to gas heat. You will have much more flexibility with it's placement. However, remember, you can't place any furnace to far away from the chimney. It's not really safe to run extensive ducts before the exaust gets to the outside.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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This is a good time to consider converting to gas heat. You will have much more flexibility with it's placement. However, remember, you can't place any furnace to far away from the chimney. It's not really safe to run extensive ducts before the exaust gets to the outside.
Thanks Tom. Can new duct work be installed without building a new chimeny? Possibly a metal exhaust pipe right from the furnace, or am i dreaming??
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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^^ Different towns require different guidlines on chimney exhausts. If the new location is to far, you can prob get away using double wall b-vent(fire place ductwork) to get it to the outside. But as Tom stated, if you think you want gas in the future then now is the time to get it run to the house.
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