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Old Concord Horizontal replacement/placement of new furnace
Good afternoon all, I'm a new member here and I apologize in advance if this subject has been addressed in the past and if so, it would be appreciated to point me in the right direction because I could not find a post on this topic. I'm taking on a horizontal oil-fired furnace replacement in the near future and was curious as to what the "best practices" are for placement of the new furnace. My initial thoughts were a 4" to 6" thick reinforced concrete pad with either heavy gauge sheet metal risers or solid concrete block to put the furnace on top of for a a solid "foundation" vs. the existing makeshift cinder block "stand." Unfortunately I do not have any pictures available at this point in time but it is a sealed and insulated crawlspace (with the exception of the small area surrounding the existing furnace) in South Eastern Massachusetts. Any input would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance,