I am rehabbing a house built in 1950. I replaced the old water lines with CVPC. In side a wall cavity I have a vent from the furnace. This vent becomes hot when the furnace is running. It becomes hot enough that it becomes difficult to place my hand on the vent near the floor level. Two feet higher it becomes cooler. Near the bottom portion on this vent I have a cold water cpvc line which passes as close as 1/2″ from this vent. I was going to run an electrical line within 4 ” of the vent. The plumber did not seem concerned with the placement of the cpvc (the furnace may not have been running when he was there.) The electrician was unsue about the placement of the wire. I am about to seal up the wall and put a kitchen cabinet in front on the access to these items. Should I beconcened with the heat from the flue affecting the cpvc or electrical wire? Should I install some type of heat shield around the flue? Thanks
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