07:00AM | 12/24/04
Member Since: 12/23/04
1 lifetime posts
I live in New England.It can be 0 degrees

at night.

I have to put in a gas fired hot air furnace

and because of the furnace(90%)location there may be as much as 17' of 3" pipe

exposed to the elements.Assuming the correct

pitch and insulation wrap am I in any danger

of a freeze-up?

I am getting conflicting input.

Thanks in advance...........


09:45AM | 12/25/04
Member Since: 12/16/04
54 lifetime posts
Mositure will condense in that pipe, its a condensing furnace. If you dont have a PVC condensate drain line heater maybe you should call the factory or your local dealer and ask them to install it. If the water freezes in the pipe it will change the inside dimensions of the pipe and if enough of the area in the pipe is changed it can affect the pressure switch, and cause the unit to shut down because the unit can not establish the proper exhaust pressure.

Simpl read the installation booklet and the product should mention the condensate drain line heater.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Newsletter_icon Flipboard-glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon