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Old 12-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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My furnace is running water running every five to eight hours. What could be wrong and how can i stop it?

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Not sure I understand. You hot water system is refilling often??? Must be a leak somewhere.

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is the exhaust vent pipe on on your furnace made of metal,



or made of plastic?

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My furnace is running water running every five to eight hours. What could be wrong and how can i stop it?
I would post this in the HVAC forum.. might get more hits.
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My backup furnace does the same thing (it's supposed to). It's a condensing gas unit. The vent is PVC pipe. Since it's below the DWV piping in my crawl space, it has a small pump to route the water over to a drain.
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The first thing we need to know is if Ceason in fact has a condensing furnace (thus, the vent pipe question).

If so, and the problem is sudden and intermittent (as appears to be the case), and is occurring in the heating mode, it could be something like a disconnected/leaking line on a condensate pump.

If not, and the problem occurs in the heating mode, then he or she likely has a condensation problem in the vent system.

And even it this time of year it's possible that the problem could be occurring in the cooling mode in a few places in the US, in which case it could be a problem in the condensate drain system.

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