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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-2011, 01:15 AM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Share |
Default

Water in furnace duct. No identifiable source.


Quote:
Originally Posted by hvactech126 View Post
co alarm needs to be in a location that it will wake you in the middle of the night such as your bedroom or hallway. Have a pro check the heat exchanger. if you do it, remove blower and look up. most likely the secondary heat exchanger has failed in your furnace. there is a bulletin for this problem and you need to have a contractor identify and give you your options.
I'll put a second detector in the upstairs hallway by the bedrooms. I could find no documentation on this furnace! Do you have a link?

robsmale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 01:37 AM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Water in furnace duct. No identifiable source.


I found the sources of the water. After I got the panel off that I had identified in fig.1 that I hadn't taken off yet, I looked at everything. Every hose clamp was rusted and leaking, all of the drain hoses were pregnant and leaky. So "beenthere" was correct that water was saturating the blower motor area and getting thrown up all the way to the T.

The biggest problem I have now (assuming a tech tells me the exchanger is O.K.) is that the drain hose that comes off of the bottom of where the combustion inlet ends runs to somewhere behind the "panel" that all of the components are attached to. The nipple is corroded completely away so I have nothing to clamp to. Same with the nipple for the drain line coming out of said panel. The latter hose and the hose at the bottom of the combustion blower motor goes to a collection tank. Everything was bad and had tons of gunk in it. Took it all off, cleaned it all, replaced the lines with new clamps (except for the two places where the nipples are gone, for this I crammed the tubes snugly inside the holes; I was pleased that the O.D. and I.D. of the hoses I had on hand were ideal for this but I placed a little drip pan underneath these points to see if they leak, and I assume they will but it is the middle of the night here so I am making do)

My biggest question now is: Why does the drain line from the fresh air inlet run behind the "panel" instead of straight to the collecton cannister? What is going on behind that panel that a drain line runs to behind the panel and another drain line comes out of the panel just an inch away? What is going on behind there that you would want to divert moisture IN TO the innards?
robsmale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 10:38 PM   #18
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Water in furnace duct. No identifiable source.


Fixed.

robsmale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:17 AM   #19
HVAC Supermodel
 
unicursalhex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wa
Posts: 167
Default

Water in furnace duct. No identifiable source.


What kind of duct transition is that? Looks like cardboard spray painted black...
unicursalhex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 07:48 AM   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Water in furnace duct. No identifiable source.


Trick of the light. That's shadow.

robsmale is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water in the furnace


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Grossly insufficient water supply to toilet wasting water? mysterylectric Plumbing 8 01-17-2012 11:19 AM
Solar hot water indatom123 Green Home Improvement 0 12-19-2010 12:01 AM
water borehole question joeuser General DIY Discussions 2 04-18-2010 10:33 PM
Furnace troubles, where's the water coming from... Head Scratcher HVAC 10 03-23-2008 07:40 PM
Replace furnace, coil and duct system sps123 HVAC 2 01-07-2006 10:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.