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  1. Huh?

    Huh?
  2. True. But tipping up just seems like stuff would...

    True. But tipping up just seems like stuff would be falling down it or something
  3. It has a 45 now but pointing down

    It has a 45 now but pointing down
  4. It does pitch back towards the furnace

    It does pitch back towards the furnace
  5. Really?

    Really?
  6. AGAIN......is the outside drip. The same acidity...

    AGAIN......is the outside drip. The same acidity as inside..or is outside more water from temp diff
  7. Is the acidity the same as it is inside?? ...

    Is the acidity the same as it is inside??


    Maybe put a plastic bucket under it....it doesn't blow on the pavers it drips on them
  8. outdoor pvc furnace vent drips on paver patio?

    I have a concrete paver patio. My pvc vent from my Rheem 90 plus ng furnace drips water on the patio. Is this the same acidity as the indoor condensate?
    Will this hurt the pavers?
  9. Now go take your blood pressure meds before you...

    Now go take your blood pressure meds before you blow a gasket...and try to remember...YOU dont have ALL the answers so if someone questions you dont be so defensive...and if this bothers you that...
  10. ..lol, I researched and posted a ton of info I...

    ..lol, I researched and posted a ton of info I found online...I didnt make it up I found it when Googling saftey of pvc...I called Rheem they said the powervent heaters CAN get to 130 degs and maybe...
  11. that rate flucuates and its high right now...most...

    that rate flucuates and its high right now...most of winter was .05
  12. I pay .08 per kwh...dont forget this is an 80...

    I pay .08 per kwh...dont forget this is an 80 gallon on a night rate meter so it only comes on between 11-7am....so recovery is not an issue...would you think id cut 20.00 or more a month off my bill...
  13. not true...i havent made up my mind,,,im...

    not true...i havent made up my mind,,,im researching all options...id like to know in real money how much a month i would save with ng
  14. marc, others on this site too have said the same...

    marc, others on this site too have said the same thing about pvc not being safe///
  15. checked the temp of my furnace this...

    checked the temp of my furnace this morning...91-93 with a digital temp probe.....

    so? that means it's well within the pvc rating as well as withing the condensnig range.

    yes it is on my...
  16. So Gary,,,,,I assume YOU think schd 40 pvc is...

    So Gary,,,,,I assume YOU think schd 40 pvc is fine ?? Or better off going to schd 80 CVPC ??
  17. I checked the temp of my furnace this...

    I checked the temp of my furnace this morning...91-93 with a digital temp probe.....the electric is starting to look like the way to go.....I have been kicking this around for months....the pv gas is...
  18. what about the condensation from the flue gas ???...

    what about the condensation from the flue gas ??? I know my furnace vent slopes back towards the unit and drains in a condensate drain.....I dont see anything in the powervent wh manual that says...
  19. Check out "lentz's" response for one...im just...

    Check out "lentz's" response for one...im just doing my homework...ive seen MANY posts when Googling the problems with using pvc
  20. Marc...have you read what the others on this post...

    Marc...have you read what the others on this post have said ??????
  21. AGAIN..look at ANY of the Richmond/Rheem 40...

    AGAIN..look at ANY of the Richmond/Rheem 40 gallon powervents...they ALL say schd 40 pvc....but look at what the others here are saying..I called tech support at Rheem today...they told me the temp...
  22. so...some here say "no problem"...others here say...

    so...some here say "no problem"...others here say there IS a problem,,,,ok


    AGAIN...is my condensing gas furnace that is vented with pvc-1120 pipe ok ???
  23. This is what I'm seeing too but others here say...

    This is what I'm seeing too but others here say "no problem"...my Rheem 90+ furnace should be ok..its a condensing furnace and the exhaust temp Is VERY low...now if you are using metal to...
  24. Mine on the furnace says schd 40 pvc-1120

    Mine on the furnace says schd 40 pvc-1120
  25. Yea ill probably never get another to last this...

    Yea ill probably never get another to last this long...I dont know if its worth emptying and cleaning again or just let it go....I know ive been tossing around what to replace it with for...
  26. Not sure how I would know IF it leaked but I...

    Not sure how I would know IF it leaked but I havent noticed it...what "stampings" are on pvc flu pipe ??? The manual doesnt say anything about special pvc for the flu it says schd 40 pvc which IS...
  27. Its a US Craftmaster and I put it in in...

    Its a US Craftmaster and I put it in in 1990....who knows maybe it will last awhile yet ? We go on vacation for 7 days and I have it shutoff...the water is still warm when we get back...not hot but...
  28. I thought the powervent has a gas valve, flame...

    I thought the powervent has a gas valve, flame sensor, thermocouple .....do you think having the vent 3ft from a door will be an issue ? I can run it out the back of the house but thats like 25 ft...
  29. I have an empty chimney but im taking it down...I...

    I have an empty chimney but im taking it down...I have electric 80 gallon now on a night rate meter...its 24 yrs old but not leaking...I have cleaned it out a few times over the years and we are on...
  30. it may be clear primer...kinda crispy like glue...

    it may be clear primer...kinda crispy like glue looking though.....I may stay with a electric wh...seems like the power vents have more things to go bad and are more expensive when they do...probably...
  31. I was here but didnt pay that much attention at...

    I was here but didnt pay that much attention at the time...im NOT saying they didnt use ANY primer...just saying they didnt use PURPLE primer
  32. Yes I am a homeowner....the one without the...

    Yes I am a homeowner....the one without the primer is on my Rheem furnace that was installed 5 yrs ago...I am thinking of MAYBE putting in a powervent wh...and I was told by the company selling me...
  33. The problems when you Google it ARE with schd 40

    The problems when you Google it ARE with schd 40
  34. Richmond/Rheem...

    Richmond/Rheem...
  35. here is what one master plumber posted The...

    here is what one master plumber posted

    The first question would be do you really want to use PVC. One trade magazine just had an article about a PVC vent which failed and killed 4 people. There...
  36. not sure...i havent put one in yet just doing...

    not sure...i havent put one in yet just doing research....they say use pe ? pipe
  37. also thats the only link i posted,,,there are...

    also thats the only link i posted,,,there are MANY more
  38. well...i can just tell you what plumbers have...

    well...i can just tell you what plumbers have told me and caimed they have seen first hand...they say as does the post that the temp can and does exceed 140 degs on the water heaters and some...
  39. yup then reply ...

    yup then reply

    http://www.plumbingengineer.com/may_11/code.php
  40. AGAIN...did you read the link ???

    AGAIN...did you read the link ???
  41. Did you read the attached link i posted ?????

    Did you
    read the attached link i posted ?????
  42. My point is I dont even know IF primer was...

    My point is I dont even know IF primer was used...I do see a clear glue like dried stuff at the joints ????

    Read my attachment re; schd 40 pvc...its only rated to 140 degs...again the pvc mfg says...
  43. http://www.plumbingengineer.com/may_11/code.php

    http://www.plumbingengineer.com/may_11/code.php
  44. well the mfg of the wh says pvc...but the pvc...

    well the mfg of the wh says pvc...but the pvc maker doesnt say its ok....

    so how do I know if the joint on my furnace is good if I dont know for sure they used primer ?? I see clear glue looking...
  45. ALso i noticed that my furnace 2" pvc doesnt...

    ALso i noticed that my furnace 2" pvc doesnt appear to have he purple on the joints..I can see the glue at every joint but no purple...problem ??
  46. flu gas temp on pvc venting...im told DONT use pvc for waterheater

    Ok I have been told by a couple plumbers that IF I go to a power vent water heater that pvc is NOT a good choice...they said people have died when it failed because the flu gas can exceed 140 degs
    ...
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    Ive heard some say the ss solid flex ( not the...

    Ive heard some say the ss solid flex ( not the bradied) have washers that leak ??? I may just use soft copper and sweat on the 3/4" females to the wh nipples then just sweat to the 1/2" incoming...
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    Yea as long as he doesn't. Drop the new...

    Yea as long as he doesn't. Drop the new one....think I should hard pipe it in? the old one has ss braided flex hoses
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    I dd the last on alone...dragged it up the...

    I dd the last on alone...dragged it up the stairs...but...i was 24 yrs younger....
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    Thx Jim....can you help me carry that bit#h down...

    Thx Jim....can you help me carry that bit#h down cellar ????
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