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Has a lot of condensation, is it okay?

Post created: 2013-01-22 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 125

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Has a lot of condensation building in the boot or cap. I'm emptying it quite regularly every day. Should it be building so much? It is really really cold here (0 degrees w/high wind chill) in Minnesota. Is something outside blocked?

I've been here since 2002. This problem started before it became cold outside. I've only emptied the boot 6-8 times a day.


On 2013-01-22 JB wrote:

Since it has been so called it is possible that the furnace is running almost constantly and this is causing it to produce more than the normal amount of condensation. Are you getting water anywhere in the furnace where it shouldn't be? If so this could mean that there is a clog in the drain line or some other issue. There could also be a problem if it simply is producing a huge amount of water. Not sure what that could be, but I would give Lennox a call or a call to your HVAC tech. Either should be able to tell you what a reasonable amount of condensation given the weather and operation of the furnace should be.

There is some additional information here: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/gas-oil-home-heating-furnaces/419093-lennox-g26.html.

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On 2013-01-22 JB wrote:

Sorry, should have started, "Since it is so cold..."


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