Question on mobile home furnace


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Old 06-02-18, 04:46 PM
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Question on mobile home furnace

We spent the first winter in our 2004 doublewide. I'm quite impressed with the oil usage and insulation, but...

Because of how the home is positioned, during your average heavy snow storm the snow drifts over the roof and eventually builds up to 2-3 feet and more, this blocks the furnace chimney which causes the furnace to shut off as it should.

Being up on the roof shoveling at 3 in the morning in a blizzard isn't a pleasant experience, what I would like to do is install an extension to raise it up a bit.

The question is would there be any concern with the furnace operating correctly by extending it a few feet? Don't know if there is draft or anything involved.
 
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Old 06-03-18, 12:44 PM
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There are extension kits available for exactly your problem. If you do an online search on a site which sells your brand of furnace, the kits should be readily available.
 
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Old 06-03-18, 04:31 PM
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I know there are, I'm just wanting to make sure it doesn't affect the exhaust at all with an extra 3 feet tacked on.
 
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Old 06-03-18, 04:58 PM
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There will not be a problem extending that flue several feet.
 
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Old 06-06-18, 09:46 AM
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TY, just wanted to make sure. Appreciate the input.
 
 

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