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MiniFoxx

01:57PM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
41 lifetime posts
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Hi all, lets see if I can explain this where it will make some sense. I have an Armstrong Category 4 forced air furnace, model EG6E100DC2018. It is 100,000 BTUs.

It sits in the exact middle of the basement on one side. There is 2.5” PVC that comes out of the furnace for 18”, goes up for 30”, across the basement for 14ft and then has a 9” ‘S’ that leads out the window.

There is also a 4” PVC that comes out of the furnace for 5”, goes up 34”, across for 12ft out the window. It also have a PVC tube that runs across the floor to the sump hole for the condensation.

When the furnace comes on, there is a small motor that starts and runs 1-2 minutes, then the ignition fires up and it does its heating thing, about half way through, the first motor shuts off. All the time the first motor is running the 4” PVC is expelling air that looks like the dryer vent!!!!!

Okay, so what I question,

1. I can understand the motor coming on to expel the carbon monoxide, but why does it continue running through ¬Ω the cycle?

2. All that heat that is going out – shouldn’t that be coming into my house instead of going out?

3. What is the 2½” PVC for? Fresh air? Well, that sure doesn’t make a whole heck of a lot of sense when it is 15 below outside. Take an awful lot of fuel to heat that up to 65-70 degrees…

This just can’t be right, can it?

Any info is much appreciated and I thank you in advance.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

MiniFoxx

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MiniFoxx

08:09AM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
41 lifetime posts
Thank you alot. That explains a great deal. It will certainly get my mind off of the gigantic thing in the basement...

Hey, last week we had to have the small motor replaced, the one that comes on first. Now it vibrates the whole floor above it and it seems quite a bit louder than the old one.

I just thought of this. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks again.

MiniFoxx

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Some have better luck next time around,

some don't, and some don't even try.


MiniFoxx

08:18AM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
41 lifetime posts
you are an asset to this board and I appreciate your advice and opinion.

Hope you have a good weekend.

MiniFoxx

Moderator - Construction Project Blog

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Construction_Project_Blog/flat-page1.html

Some have better luck next time around,

some don't, and some don't even try.


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