Well this is the first really cold snap since installation of my trane XV90 gas upflow furnace.
It has been below freezing for a couple days and I have noticed icicles forming off the exhaust fixture on the side of the house.
Now I realise there is going to be some ice forming in this area as I understand condensation is the result of combustion and exposure to the cold air.
But today I broke off the 1.5 foot long icicle and with in 6 hours I had another 1.5 foot icicle handing from the fixture.
I also realise that relative humidity and air temp will have an effect on the amount of ice forming , but my question is does this much ice in such a short period of time seem a bit unusual?
Should I have this much water(condensation)coming from my exhaust PVC? Can this be and indication of a problem with the install or operation of the furnace I.E. correct PVC diameter, length ? The PVC pipe from the furnace to the outside is approx. 14 feet maybe less.
Any ideas ?
[Edited by vmax 90 on 12-05-2006 at 01:14 AM]