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Old 01-20-2015, 02:04 PM   #1
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Trane XE80 venting with PVC ?


guys i have a Trane XE80 furnace and want to know if i can vent it using PVC instead of aluminum vents. I was told on some high efficiency furnaces we can vent with PVC ?

any info is greatly appreciated.

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If you want to vent with pvc, you need a 90%+ efficient furnace. The exhaust from an 80% would melt the plastic.

If you insist on doing this yourself, at least call a gas fitter to deal with the gas and venting.

The furnace has to be matched to the ductwork and set up correctly.

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Old 01-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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Yours is a mid efficiency unit and the exhaust will melt PVC.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:43 PM   #4
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As other s said. No, metal vent only. Must be a 90% or better to vent in plastic.
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just making sure you got the right message..no. no. no. 80% furnaces metal pipe...
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People have done it before........and almost burned their house down and/or gassed themselves in the process.
Remember, your playing with a controlled explosion. Make sure you put it in correctly.
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Don't know about your area as you chose not to include that info but, in my area we are mot allowed to use aluminum for exhaust venting either. It has to be steel
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Don't know about your area as you chose not to include that info but, in my area we are mot allowed to use aluminum for exhaust venting either. It has to be steel
Most B vent is aluminum on the inside. I believe you mean your not allowed to use aluminum single wall pipe.
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Most B vent is aluminum on the inside. I believe you mean your not allowed to use aluminum single wall pipe.
Yes, We are not required to use double wall inside until it is inside an enclosure such as a chimney chase.
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got it - i used double wall metal pipes - the ones rated for furnaces. thanks all for the clear and precise info.

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