Placement of HVAC/flue chase?
We're in the final design stages of a 2 story, 2,300 sf house. in Nebraska. My GC is thinking we'll use a single gas furnace in the basement. We forgot to put in any kind of HVAC and flue chase when we designed the place, so now we are trying to figure out where to put it.
Originally the GC thought we should put it here:
First floor (the gray box):
Second floor (the box labeled chase):
Is there any reason we couldn't turn it 90 degrees and move it a few feet directly to the right to be along the exterior wall of the house? We haven't planned exactly where the HVAC equipment will go in the basement, but I haven't able to get a hold of the GC to ask about this and it affects a lot of other planning we're doing. Thanks for any ideas.