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cruiserman

08:00AM | 11/17/02
Member Since: 12/26/00
13 lifetime posts
I have a 5 year old Lennox GHR26 gas forced air furnace, and it is leaking condensate. The furnace has a condensate trap on the side, and water is dripping from one of the inlet hoses.

I know very little about furnaces, and I'm curious if the trap is clogged, or if it's working properly and the hose has developed a leak.

The hoses are fastened with zip-ties, and my plan is to replace these with hose clamps. I'll replace the hoses, too, if they are split, etc.

Anything else I should look for? It's amazing how much water condenses out of the air in this thing.

Thanks, Eric

cruiserman

04:08PM | 11/17/02
Member Since: 12/26/00
13 lifetime posts
Considering it's out of warranty, I don't imagine any part of the furnace is the responsibility of the manufacturer.

A plastic nipple on the bottom of the exhaust gas CPVC pipe was broken (or broke off when I removed the drain hose). Still not sure if the condensate trap is clogged, but I used some Liquid Nails on the nipple. I'll see if the leak goes away.

I'm curious why the 3/4" drain pipe from the condensate trap is near the top of the trap versus at the bottom. It appears water has to build up to the top before draining. Normal?

cruiserman

04:22PM | 11/17/02
Member Since: 12/26/00
13 lifetime posts
Ah, I think I see what you're saying. Similar to a sink drain which blocks the fumes.


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