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Logan

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Coming along nicely for sure!  I am so jealous to be honest, I been wanting to frame in the hot water heater and furnace, but I think it might be to big a job for me to handle on my own. 

Its not to bad, we framed in our water heater in the garage,of course that made it a bit easy,it would all depend where your stuff is located. i just roto hammered into the concrete floor and mounted 2x4's with redheads then went from there, only went 8' high the top is pretty much open,and have a opening from outside of house to access it.  The water heater being pretty much in the corner of the garage made this really easy.

 

Sounds like a good excuse to get some friends over to help ya out.

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Coming along nicely for sure! I am so jealous to be honest, I been wanting to frame in the hot water heater and furnace, but I think it might be to big a job for me to handle on my own.

Leave room around them for service and eventual replacement please! That's a pet peeve when people close in their equipment too much!

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Leave room around them for service and eventual replacement please! That's a pet peeve when people close in their equipment too much!

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I am working on a video tour of the workshop, I will include my idea of why I want to enclose the equipment.  

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Leave room around them for service and eventual replacement please! That's a pet peeve when people close in their equipment too much!

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isn't there a code for that? I know when I did my service side of our basement I put a wall about 18" away from the furnace but I also put a sliding shelf on that same wall so when anything needs done on furnace the shelf slides out of the way and furnace is completely open.

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OSB is much cheaper than plywood.  Personally I hate having to use OSB but from a cost perspective thats the best option.  A little background on OSB from the fire department side, in a building construction course I took, OSB fails under heat conditions about 60% faster than traditional plywood.  Let me tell you take a fire department building construction class and you'll be concerned about your own homes construction.  The hot topic these days is truss construction, the gusset plates on the trusses can fail in as little as 5 minutes, causing a partial or total roof collapse in as little as 10 minutes from contact with the fire.  Scary stuff, anyways getting off my soapbox, awesome job on the framing!

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