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rick31797 10-03-2012 08:00 PM

condensation trap
 
I would like to buy a new condensation trap for my furnace..the one that is for the furnace is not easy to get... and i see one similar that is easy to get.. do you think i could substitute .. they look very similar , even the different size inlet tubes.
this is my original

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...97/0003104.png


this is the one i would like to buy

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...97/cdd6_12.jpg

ben's plumbing 10-03-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick31797 (Post 1023305)
I would like to buy a new condensation trap for my furnace..the one that is for the furnace is not easy to get... and i see one similar that is easy to get.. do you think i could substitute .. they look very similar , even the different size inlet tubes.
this is my original

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...97/0003104.png


this is the one i would like to buy

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...97/cdd6_12.jpg

did you check on line at your furnace site....should be able to get same one...some of these replacement parts can be tricky ..look the same function alittle different...then problems arise

rick31797 10-03-2012 08:21 PM

trap
 
I can get the original trap but from the US and double the cost.. is there a way to flush out the old one .may try that ...

ben's plumbing 10-03-2012 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick31797 (Post 1023330)
I can get the original trap but from the US and double the cost.. is there a way to flush out the old one .may try that ...

what makes you feel its the trap causing you trouble.....and yes remove it from furnace blow through it flush it with water ..reinstall see if it makes a difference.......or buy the cheaper one install see what happens we call this parts changing....just don't break old one...:yes:

rick31797 10-03-2012 08:37 PM

trap
 
when the furnace runs the condensation will very slowly back up but doesn't quite reach the furnace at this time.. once the furnace shuts off it slowly drains and clears the line... i am thinking the condensate is not going through the trap as free as it should be, not a problem now but could be later..

ben's plumbing 10-03-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick31797 (Post 1023345)
when the furnace runs the condensation will very slowly back up but doesn't quite reach the furnace at this time.. once the furnace shuts off it slowly drains and clears the line... i am thinking the condensate is not going through the trap as free as it should be, not a problem now but could be later..

did you check to see if trap vent is clogged... one of the tubes is a vent.... make sure its opened...ben sr

rick31797 10-03-2012 08:54 PM

trap
 
I will take a look just too make sure, and give it a good flushing out.. Thanks

ben's plumbing 10-03-2012 08:56 PM

let us know....welcome...ben sr

hvactech126 10-03-2012 09:21 PM

wash out with HOT water. shake it with the water in it. rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat... etc


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