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eazacon2001 12-09-2006 01:17 PM

water leaking out heating furnace
 
I have a Heil furnace that has a problem it leaks water that is supposed to go to the condensation pump, this leak comes from the exhaust pipe that goes out from the induce motor. I am wondering how can i correct this. Please help any body.

acefurnacefixer 12-09-2006 03:23 PM

You should be able to clean out a trap of some sort, then just make sure all clamps are tight.

#CARRIERMAN 12-09-2006 06:14 PM

Hi eazacon2001

There are rubber grommets that attch the PVC pipe to the inducer assy. Check the clamps on these, they are also a potential place for a condensate leak. You will also have a piece called a condensate trap as acefurnacefixer pointed out. The rubber hoses going to these sometimes swell and will split. Check all this stuff, if you need more help one of us on here will give it a try.

Good luck
Rusty

Irishking23 12-17-2007 08:06 AM

I have a Heil 7000 gas furnace which is about 14 years old and it leaks water down onto the basement floor. This furnace has a weird looking PVC exhaust pipe with a cuplike fitting that loads up with water and overflows down onto the floor. Called a furnace man who came out and he took the PVC piping apart and cleaned it. He said he could hear some kind of a float inside it which he assumed was dirty and got stuck causing water to accumulate and overflow down onto the floor. He reassembled the piping. It is still loading up with water and spilling down onto the floor near the drain. The water runs the other way towards the sewage ejector pump pit.

Is it normal for the cuplike fitting in the PVC exhaust pipe to load up with water and overflow?

is there a better solution for this problem?

Irishking23 12-19-2007 08:32 AM

so far the furnace man has had no luck locating a new PVC exhaust trap for my Heil 7000 gas furnace,,,Model Number NUGK100DH11. That is the part that is accumulating water and leaking. Anyone know where I could possibly get one?

Irishking23 12-19-2007 08:40 AM

here are the links showing the PVC exhaust pipe contraption leaking water down onto the basement floor.

http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg303/Irishking23/

the furnace guy said it wasn't normal to have this amount of water buildup in the cuplike contraption.

bigMikeB 12-19-2007 07:56 PM

If he can't fix that call a new contractor, that should have been a one shot repair.

Irishking23 12-26-2007 11:13 AM

bigMikeB
It's going to take him two shots because he said he had to order a new part for that PVC exhaust pipe-trap where water continues to accumulate and spill over onto the basement floor. We shall see.

Irishking23 01-14-2008 06:46 PM

Update: a new PVC exhaust/trap contraption was installed on my Heil furnace but the new one also started loading up with water and leaking down onto the basement floor. Today I learned that the installer failed to glue the PVC joints and that caused the water leakage. The installer glued them and I am waiting for the glue to dry before firing up that downstairs furnace.

handyman78 01-14-2008 07:48 PM

I have a similar heater from 1990 labeled Kenmore but made by Heil. I installed it myself. In my system all 2" PVC pipes are glued except the connection to the exhaust fan (rubber boot with stainless clamps) and the threaded cap on the end of the vertical pipe. The runoff should come from the vinyl tube extending down although in your closeup pic it doesn't look as it is facing the drain but out of it. You may need to move or trim that hose so it faces the drain like the AC 3/4" pipe shown to the left.

Irishking23 01-14-2008 08:53 PM

Handyman, thanks for the wise advice. Much appreciated.

Irishking23 01-20-2008 07:38 AM

UPDATE:
BigMike and Handyman had the same suggestion to get that vinyl tube positioned correctly over the floor drain. My furnace man finally did this yesterday morning and the water leakage problem now appears to be resolved.

http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg303/Irishking23/

handyman78 01-20-2008 10:16 AM

A relatively simple fix !!!

Irishking23 01-20-2008 10:21 AM

Handyman, it may have been a simple fix but it took them approximately 3 to 4 attempts to finally get there. BigMike and you gave me the solution and I passed it along to the furnace guy.

Hallelujah!!!!! No more water flowing around on the basement floor by the furnace.

handyman78 01-20-2008 09:25 PM

3 or 4 ? WOW!!! In my situation the tube goes directly into a condensate pump (same pump used for AC condensation) since I have no basement floor drains.


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