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uksparky 02-15-2012 12:07 PM

lint/dust from furnace
Hi All
I have a Quincy consolidated industries heater in my atic nineteen years old, it has the honeywell smart valve and honeywell fan timer i replaced them twice over the past five years years. Thought i would mention that i have a lint type dust on the furniture coming from the heater vents, noticed on the dining room table after a few days..and dust on the wood floor, it looks like the lint from the washing machine/dryer?.that exhaust pipe from the drier is ok it goes to the roof. I replace the intake air filter often, it does get dirty after two months filtering, i have been up the atic and the duct pipes look ok..or am i missing something up there ..

dosy777 02-15-2012 01:18 PM

The lint/dust/dirt is NOT coming from your furnace, it is being re-circulated by your furnace. It is coming from your home............i am sorry but thats just the cold hard facts.......I have had to break this same news to hundreds of people over the years. Things such as carpet fibers, pet dander, by products of doing laundry and just moving about stir these things up and the furnace return picks them up and scatters them about.

how 02-15-2012 06:09 PM

If the dryer out let is on the roof, where is the fresh air intake for your furnace in the attic? Are you recycling dryer lint?
My clients with the dustiest homes are usually those with the driest air where drapes, upolstery, carpets, insulation, fabric and the like break down. Animals add there own. Kids likewise. Gravel roads nearby.etc.

My clients on the reserves often have the lowest dust levels because of very leaky homes that keep the humidity high all the time. Furnace filters that look a month old after a years use.
Your furnace is only an air mover and while it doesn't directly create it's own dust, it can create the dry house conditions that can make the dust.

hvac5646 02-15-2012 06:13 PM

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hvac5646 02-15-2012 06:15 PM
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PREMIER/CONSOLIDATED FURNACES PRESENT A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FIRE: Latest fire occurred December 25, 2001. Click here to read Orange County Register article.
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dosy777 02-15-2012 10:28 PM

No wonder i have both of his screen names on my ignor-ant list........

uksparky 02-16-2012 10:43 AM

Thanks hvac..think i am on my own here claims had to be made no later than Aug 2009
how...the air intake is in the living room, and the drier has a lint filter that we clean..on the rear of the drier is a exhaust pipe that goes to the roof, on the bottom of the pipe behind the drier, in the wall is a lint trap..that i keep clean.

how 02-16-2012 11:54 AM

I assume you have a fresh air supply for your furnace which is seperate from the return air grill in the living room. The location of the fresh air supply inlet is important if it is in the prevailing wind direction downstream from the dryer outlet.

uksparky 02-16-2012 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by how (Post 855005)
I assume you have a fresh air supply for your furnace which is seperate from the return air grill in the living room. The location of the fresh air supply inlet is important if it is in the prevailing wind direction downstream from the dryer outlet.

The only air intake is in the one room, .....fresh air for the furnace....the chimney/gas vent goes to the roof as does the vent for the drier, but the drier is only used once a wind.. Ventilation louvers are in the attic so that is ok..could dust in the attic be getting in the furnace metal covers?

Doc Holliday 02-16-2012 12:51 PM

I dont get it. Its not a new condensing furnace so what fresh air intake?

dosy777 02-16-2012 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Doc Holliday (Post 855045)
I dont get it. Its not a new condensing furnace so what fresh air intake?

i am betting he means his return air grill

Doc Holliday 02-16-2012 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by how (Post 855005)
I assume you have a fresh air supply for your furnace which is seperate from the return air grill in the living room. The location of the fresh air supply inlet is important if it is in the prevailing wind direction downstream from the dryer outlet.

Again I howl loudly into the wind on a cold Winter's night, what mutha fruiting fresh air intake on a 19 year old consolidated furnace? Is this a Canadian thing? :(

dosy777 02-16-2012 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by Doc Holliday (Post 855171)
Again I howl loudly into the wind on a cold Winter's night, what mutha fruiting fresh air intake on a 19 year old consolidated furnace? Is this a Canadian thing? :(

I guess one can only assume.....

how 02-16-2012 05:23 PM

hey Doc!

My bad. It's my understanding that an attic that is within the building heat envelope that includes a furnace should have a designated fresh air supply. An attic that is outside of the building heat envelope that contains a furnace only requires enough ventilation to meet the manufactures recommendations.
It probably not so much a Canadian thing as living where property values get so over blown that attic space becomes too valuable not to develop.

hvac5646 02-16-2012 05:58 PM

You guys are giving advice on a furnace that was officially recalled.

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