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    Thanks for the replies. And yes, this was more...

    Thanks for the replies. And yes, this was more for the sake of curiosity and discussion. I did of course have the installer come out and inspect the unit.

    According to his trouble report, the...
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    Did you edit your post a bit? I missed some of...

    Did you edit your post a bit? I missed some of those questions.



    I didn't know to listen for it last night. I'll check it out when I get home.



    So that could be a faulty sensor or...
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    I saw the red light last night, but I'm at work...

    I saw the red light last night, but I'm at work right now so I can't tell you exactly what it's doing. I turned the system off just to be safe while I'm at work all day.

    As for the gas ball...
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    New furnace making noise, but not blowing!

    Hi,

    I had a new Goodman GMH95 furnace installed in my home on 16 October of this year. Everything worked fine for a couple weeks, and the weather warmed up so we haven't had to use it the last...
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    Believe me, I'm seconds away from doing just...

    Believe me, I'm seconds away from doing just that.

    I have to call the office today about the exhaust, and I'm just not feeling like dealing with any bullcrap about it.

    P.S. The heater worked...
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    Took a look at the pipe at the termination, and...

    Took a look at the pipe at the termination, and it's PVC, not metal. Also, I checked a neighbor's termination, and their pipe is much shorter, so I think there's no good reason for it being as long...
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    Would rock salt work?

    Would rock salt work?
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    Wouldn't it be better if the termination was like...

    Wouldn't it be better if the termination was like this? I'm no expert, but I would think if it went vertical it would be less likely to freeze...
    ...
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    Yeah, looks like it. That's a little more...

    Yeah, looks like it. That's a little more hands-on attention than I'd like to have to give to this thing. Every time the temperature drops, or if it plans to snow overnight, I have to think about...
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    Believe me, if that's the case, then they would...

    Believe me, if that's the case, then they would probably have preferred if I didn't get this kind of furnace =P

    Sometimes I feel like they care more about the outwardly appearance of these units...
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    I already put some stuff back into the closet, so...

    I already put some stuff back into the closet, so sorry about the mess.

    Here's the new heater. I got a Lennox air cleaner too, because my fiance' has terrible allergies and sinus problems since...
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    They definitely did not do that. Just patched...

    They definitely did not do that. Just patched the PVC line right into the metal pipe. And the heat tape runs as far as the floor of my heater closet. The next part of it is actually indoors, in my...
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    As mentioned, can't run it to any other drains...

    As mentioned, can't run it to any other drains inside the house. The only option is through the attic, and that is not allowed by my condo association.

    The job is done. They didn't use copper. ...
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    Any last thoughts after seeing the pictures?

    Any last thoughts after seeing the pictures?
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    I think it's reasonable for me to sit down and...

    I think it's reasonable for me to sit down and discuss their plans with them before they do any work tomorrow. They're coming early, between 7:30 and 8:00, so I'll get some questions ready tonight.
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    Yes they are. There's supposed to be a township...

    Yes they are. There's supposed to be a township inspector on-site the day of the job. And they pulled the permits already.

    They ARE feeding the copper through PVC, so maybe they think they're...
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    Ok. This is above the unit....

    Ok.

    This is above the unit.
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/richie259/furnace/IMG_2084.jpg

    This leads away from the unit (it's the black cable from the first picture) and down to the...
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    Here's the info from my township website: ...

    Here's the info from my township website:

    Tredyffrin Township enforces the following building codes, as required by the PA Uniform Construction Code:

    International Building Code 2009, Chapters...
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    Found it: The drain line between furnace and...

    Found it:

    The drain line between furnace and drain location must
    be constructed of 3/4” PVC or CPVC.

    The contractor said the copper with heat tape would be fed through PVC, so I don't think I...
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    Using the A/C drain would not solve the freezing...

    Using the A/C drain would not solve the freezing problem. The line is still outside.

    It's a Goodman, and I believe its a gmh95, but I don't have the model number with me here at work. I did look...
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    The plan is not to run down the aluminum...

    The plan is not to run down the aluminum downspout any more, by the way. He's going to go down through the wall to the outside, right to the ground. So no worries about eating away at the down...
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    Contractor wants a lot more than I expected to...

    Contractor wants a lot more than I expected to install a neutralizer :eek2:

    He told me that haven't installed a single one in any of the 1000's of these types of heaters they've installed. He...
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    That's good to hear. I'm amazed at how...

    That's good to hear.

    I'm amazed at how responsive this forum has been! I decided to sign up on a whim to ask this question, and the responses have been extremely helpful :D
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    I have seen varying bits of information online. ...

    I have seen varying bits of information online. Some sources say it is "slightly acidic", some say "mildly acidic", and some say "highly acidic." I've seen it compared to vinigar, orange juice,...
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    Another quick question, hopefully the last one! ...

    Another quick question, hopefully the last one!

    If the line freezes, and causes a blockage, what happens? The unit doesn't flood, does it? I had thought the pressure switch would trip, causing...
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    That is excellent news, thank you.

    That is excellent news, thank you.
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    I just got faxed a list of rules from the condo...

    I just got faxed a list of rules from the condo association. The only one I'm unsure of is the following:

    "...all new furnace replacements must incorporate a power venter as required by the...
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    Let's be fair now, he did say second-hand smoke. ...

    Let's be fair now, he did say second-hand smoke. :angel:
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    I've received quotes for a Goodman, Lennox, and...

    I've received quotes for a Goodman, Lennox, and Trane. Those seem to be the three that they deal with the most, though they did have a few other options.
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    Thank you for that. I just looked up the manual...

    Thank you for that. I just looked up the manual for what they're planning to install. While it doesn't explicitly say "no copper", it does say that it MUST be PVC or CPVC.

    I'll be sure to bring...
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    I'll speak to him about it when he (hopefully)...

    I'll speak to him about it when he (hopefully) comes this Friday to install it.

    He said they've done hundreds of these installations and they use copper with heat tape all the time...

    Not...
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    Nothing can go through the attic. The Condo...

    Nothing can go through the attic. The Condo Association is adamant about this. They already rejected the original request because it required attic access. I actually have a seal on my access...
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    I understand. Didn't mean to put you on the...

    I understand. Didn't mean to put you on the spot, I just figured if there was a stock answer it would help me out. I'm an engineer, so I understand "too many variables" :LOL:

    Yep. Would be...
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    Man, I wish my heater wasn't broken so that I had...

    Man, I wish my heater wasn't broken so that I had time to consider all of this. Another week or two and I'll need that heat.

    When you say "over time", are we talking a couple of winters? Or like...
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    I live on a second floor condo, and my heater is...

    I live on a second floor condo, and my heater is in a closet outside on my balcony area. There is no direct drain in there as far as I can tell. It sits right above my downstairs neighbor's...
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    He's planning to use copper conduit wrapped in...

    He's planning to use copper conduit wrapped in electric heat tape, and fed through PVC pipe to the drain. I live in PA, and we get fairly cold winters, but it rarely drops below 0 F. He said this...
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    Thanks, RoBoTeq. I just called the maintenance...

    Thanks, RoBoTeq.

    I just called the maintenance guy again, and he told me he believes the township won't allow the condensate to drain into the flower bed area. I told him what the contractor...
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    Condensate allowed to drain to the ground?

    Hello,

    I'm (hopefully) having a new (96% efficient) gas furnace installed in my condo this week. It's a second floor unit, and the contractor is planning to have the condensate exit to the rain...
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