In installing a forced air furnace, is there any reason why I can’t suspend it from the roof rafters in my garage, about 7 feet off the floor (the garage roof is about 12 feet high)?
This would allow me to get the condensate easily into a P-trap in the adjacent laundry room, and would also give me more usable space in the garage. At first glance it seems weird to see a furnace “hanging” along the wall in midair, but is there any reason (or code) that disallows this?
I guess one obvious potential drawback would be more complicated servicing/maintenance, but I am looking primarily for things that make this illegal rather than simply impractical (though I’d be curious about both). FWIW, I’m in Southern CA. I plan to ask my inspector on Monday, but any a priori knowledge would be helpful.
Thanks in advance,
Edited 2/28/2004 12:44:06 AM ET by leon