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Old 08-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #16
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Well, I will go through the code in detail and if there isn't an abvious issue I will not raise it. No reason to give then an excuse to manufacture a new rule that has no basis in the community code. Newer units have dryer vents out front that make the steam and such so that shouldn't surprise anyone.

How much vapor/steam do these things put out? Will it ice up a car left in my driveway?

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I would get confirmation from them. there will be smoke/white vapor shooting out and some malcontent neighbor may not like the look of that. some people just like to be miserable and complain. pretty hard to undo the work if they complain later. we always get the homeowner to check before doing any condo work.

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"Usually" if you have wind then it blows the vapor away. On calm days it can create frost on the brickwork or your car. It can create a drip icicle but that is rare and only if you have the conventional 2 pipe system and it gets below -10C or whatever that is in degF.
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Here is a pic of the final vent install. I did a pour test with some water to make sure I had plenty of slope back towards the furnace location. For now the pipes are just terminated inside the util room and have test caps in the ends until I decide on what to do about a new furnace.


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Here is a pic of the final vent install. I did a pour test with some water to make sure I had plenty of slope back towards the furnace location. For now the pipes are just terminated inside the util room and have test caps in the ends until I decide on what to do about a new furnace.


A pretty slick looking install, blends right in.

Where did you source that external piece, and what is it called?

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It's called a bayvent. They come in 2" and 3" sizes although you can use 2" pipes with the 3" size with reducing couplers. They are readily available on eBay (search for condensing furnace vent) for about $35. They all seem to come in basic light tan color so I used some Krylon Fusion plastic paint to better match the bricks.

Here is one source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Condensin...item3a61f1ee44

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