Is this acceptable ? Return is within 6 ft. of gas logs firebox (is the rule within 10 ft. for this type application) there are two returns, one at front of house and toward the back
I’d write it up as a potential safety hazard, or such.
Here’s the source from 2012 IRC
M1602.2 Prohibited sources. Outdoor and return air for a
forced-air heating or cooling system shall not be taken from
the following locations:
5. A room or space containing a fuel-burning appliance
where such room or space serves as the sole source of
- The fuel-burning appliance is a direct-vent
appliance or an appliance not requiring a vent
in accordance with Section Ml801.1 or Chap¬
- The room or space complies with the follow¬
2.1. The return air shall be taken from a
room or space having a volume
exceeding 1 cubic foot for each 10
Btu/h (9.6 L/W) of combined input
rating of all fuel-burning appliances
2.2. The volume of supply air discharged
back into the same space shall be
approximately equal to the volume of
return air taken from the space.
2.3. Return-air inlets shall not be located
within 10 feet (3048 mm) of a draft
hood in the same room or space or the
combustion chamber of any atmo¬
spheric-burner appliance in the same
room or space.
- Rooms or spaces containing solid-fuel burning
appliances, if return-air inlets are located not
less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from the firebox
of those appliances.
Funny, I just had one of these too. Thanks Chuck!