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is an oil fired furnace in a residence legal in suffolk county NY.

ddenny Member Posts: 75
I've seen above head oil furnaces in commercial buildings. do the codes allow that in a residential dwelling?


  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,688
    What's 'above head' mean? Hanging. Sure, but isn't it going to be way over sized?
    You also have to meet the requirements for clearances to combustible surfaces as well as consider the lift from the tank to the fuel pump.
    Any horizontal furnace could meet the same requirements.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,450
    The Towns/Villages are the AHJ in Suffolk Co.
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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,989
    sounds like he means a horizontal oil fired furnace. They are usually made at 80,000btu output and above
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,882
    in the attic is in question ..
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all