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  1. #1
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    Trane XR90 Vent Connection

    Just got a used Trane XR90. I need to know for the exhaust, can I connect the older connection or I have to make a new one. This older connection which is metal also has a T connection into it coming from the water heater exhaust. This connection eventually goes to the roof for outlet. Will I be ok with hooking XR90 to this metal outlet vent system.

    Also for inlet air, do I need to have an outside connection or air in the basement is enough to handle the inlet requirements. House is 1200 sq. ft. and furnace is 60K BTU.

    Thanks all.

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    This is scary

    Hire a pro before you kill yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricj6 View Post
    Just got a used Trane XR90. I need to know for the exhaust, can I connect the older connection or I have to make a new one. This older connection which is metal also has a T connection into it coming from the water heater exhaust. This connection eventually goes to the roof for outlet. Will I be ok with hooking XR90 to this metal outlet vent system.

    Also for inlet air, do I need to have an outside connection or air in the basement is enough to handle the inlet requirements. House is 1200 sq. ft. and furnace is 60K BTU.

    Thanks all.
    This is Venting 101.

    Your going to cause a lot of problems.
    You CLEARLY need to hire a professional for this type of job.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

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    Can you elaborate? Why is it scary to use metal which has higher temperature resistance than PVC. It has been used for years on the older furnace and water heater combined.

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    Please hire someone if you are asking this question. If you vent it wrong it could kill you.


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrCry...feature=relmfu

    go to this video and at 3:51 clock, the connection of heater with furnace is there. I am talking about this connection which has been on furnace for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricj6 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrCry...feature=relmfu

    go to this video and at 3:51 clock, the connection of heater with furnace is there. I am talking about this connection which has been on furnace for years.
    We know what you are talking about but you don't know what you are talking about. The furnace you have has not been around for years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricj6 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrCry...feature=relmfu

    go to this video and at 3:51 clock, the connection of heater with furnace is there. I am talking about this connection which has been on furnace for years.
    Seriously man, your going to kill your family.

    If it's this oblivious to you, then you should be not installing this yourself.
    This is heating and cooling 101, and there are a multitude of other issues when installing this furnace that your going to run into. Least of the problems being the venting.

    Again, if you install this furnace, you have a high chance of killing your family.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

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    ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING CAN AND MOSTLY IS NOT LETHAL! Yes all caps and yelling at the top of my lungs! You should be banned from even being able to post that in which you asked let alone submit a video and or questions other pros answers given it is always worked before so why not? Not only hire a pro now, someone near you, and let them educate you (after) they have made it a safe environment for you and your family.

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    Just got some more info regarding High efficiency furnaces. They are better off venting horizontally as exhaust given out is not too powerful to climb upto the Chimney. Also, when making a connection with another gas appliance it nullifies the "positive pressure" only effect of the exhaust and thus furnace exhaust risks taking a U turn instead of venting to the outside.

    I just needed this or such information to take right decisions. Hence, HE furnace should have PVC gas and water tight pipes only and they should not share the vent with any other gas appliance. Thanks all for the inputs.

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    Hire someone to do it, this is not something to guess about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricj6 View Post
    Just got some more info regarding High efficiency furnaces. They are better off venting horizontally as exhaust given out is not too powerful to climb upto the Chimney. Also, when making a connection with another gas appliance it nullifies the "positive pressure" only effect of the exhaust and thus furnace exhaust risks taking a U turn instead of venting to the outside.

    I just needed this or such information to take right decisions. Hence, HE furnace should have PVC gas and water tight pipes only and they should not share the vent with any other gas appliance. Thanks all for the inputs.
    That info you got is wrong.

    But, you can't legally vent a 90% plus efficient furnace in sheet metal pipe.
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    read the install directions.
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