Furnace Leaking Water - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,221
Rewards Points: 2,020
Default

Furnace leaking water


I noticed that on the back of the furnace on the ground the cement gets wet. There's not LOT of water but enough to tell it's leaking. The condensing pipe is ran and there is water that comes out, but I have a feeling not all of it is draining through.

I also had a humifier in the furnace but I removed it and patched the hole. The leaking seems to have slowned down but is still happening. Is this a huge concern? Or would it be excess water from when the humifier was there?

The furnace is a Bryant and is only a few years old.

Advertisement

Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
Newbie Bill
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,056
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Furnace leaking water


Is it a higher effeciency furnace?

I know my high efficiency furnace started leaking all over the floor and one of the hoses inside had come undone and some of the condensate was leaking onto the floor. The Tech guy came in and put them back together with a clamp this time.

Advertisement

__________________
Bill

A DIY Noob that knows just enough to be dangerous.
drtbk4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Furnace leaking water


Yes, with the AC on it's likely condensate. The line may be plugged.
Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
Newbie Bill
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,056
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Furnace leaking water


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoyizit View Post
Yes, with the AC on it's likely condensate. The line may be plugged.
Oops, never even considered the air conditioning may still be in use.
__________________
Bill

A DIY Noob that knows just enough to be dangerous.
drtbk4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,221
Rewards Points: 2,020
Default

Furnace leaking water


No AC, just heat. I'll open it up and check for a hose. It's not running that much now but once October/November hits it will probably be running way more, don't want water getting on the circuit board or something, depending where it's coming from.

I'll have to check again today, could be what I saw was remains of the dehumifier water, maybe it actually stopped now.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
Member
 
GetYourShineBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Furnace leaking water


It's possible your pvc drain pipe is dirty on the inside and clogging up with a fungus so its not draining properly. if you have a floor drain its possible your drain pipe/tube isnt aligned properly over it so its overflowing.

Advertisement

GetYourShineBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lennox elite furnace leaking water outboardhuy HVAC 10 09-24-2011 11:43 AM
Bryant gas furnace internal water leak.... naexec HVAC 6 11-25-2008 01:40 AM
New Cased Coil - Install to Furnace - PICTURES!! hartkem HVAC 39 11-18-2008 02:45 AM
gas hot water heater leaking or not? handymama Plumbing 3 12-30-2006 07:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts