Furnaces within buildings


I came across an apartment tower with a network of furnaces and water heaters in the basement. I came back with coal and tried a matchbook to start a fire going and evidently my matches produce nuclear fusion since it instantly turned the coal into wood ash.

There were some water heaters nearby, as well. Is any of this usable yet or decoration?

I am wondering, since so far my attempts have all failed, is it worth creating a basement residence, or does it not matter? I mainly just want a low-profile den to go into, especially near cities.


You can find clean water you can drink in the water heaters but you can’t put it in containers for whatever bloody reason. Basements can be really nice for making sure stuff stays at a steady temperature mainly.


I second this question on whether furnaces and water heaters are just decoration, or can they be used in some way.


The apartment complex has very little to do with the furnaces in basements, it’s part of a mod.

The basement furnace can be used as a safe fireplace, I believe. The water heater stores water (I have no idea why you’re having troubles getting it out, that’s weird, I wonder if it’s a JSON thing or a code issue). Other than that, they both have some pretty useful salvage if taken apart.