January 1, 1970

Jake,

Can I place a partition in front of my water heater and my furnace?

— Jillian

Jillian,

Yes, you can place partitions in front of your hot water heater and furnace.  Two things you need to be aware of:  access for future maintenance on the device and the clearance requirement that you will find on the label that is placed somewhere on the device.  A permanent factory applied nameplate is suppose to be affixed to all hot water heaters and furnaces.  On this nameplate you should find the clearance information that is needed to keep everything safe.

Jake