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  1. #1
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    Whole house humidifier issue

    Hi,

    I just installed a Honeywell by pass whole house humidifier. It is install with a 24v transformer plugged into ac outlet. The wiring seems to be fine. When the furnace kicks on I hear the humidifier also click on also when I turn the humidistat from off to on I can hear a click. I have a 1/4" copper water line running to solenoid valve inlet. When I remove the tray I can see the droplets of water going into the filter but for some reason nothing is draining into the drain line. Am I doing something wrong? I would appreciate any assistance.

  2. #2
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    The water flow might be too low. Those saddle valve sometiems don't peice the piping enough. Better to have a plumber install a T and a valve. Can't say much more than that...not a DIY site. I'm sure a good HVAC tech could get it working pretty quick.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguy128 View Post
    The water flow might be too low. Those saddle valve sometiems don't peice the piping enough. Better to have a plumber install a T and a valve. Can't say much more than that...not a DIY site. I'm sure a good HVAC tech could get it working pretty quick.
    I installed the T and valve.

  4. #4
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    Trash in the solenoid valve from installation, perhaps. Happens often.
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shophound View Post
    Trash in the solenoid valve from installation, perhaps. Happens often.
    Its only 2 days old.

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