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  1. #1
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    Ruud High Effeciency 95% furnace Flue vent No cap????

    Hi I have a new Ruud H/E 95% furnace and noticed it was ran with a 3 inch PVC pipe for venting. My question is i noticed there is no cap on it. Wont rain get in there and get down in the unit and rust it out???? I asked the installer and he says it is supposed to be like that. Any experience with this and how this works? thanks

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    That's fine. Rain just runs down the pipe into the drain system of the furnace. Keeps the trap full as a side benefit.

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    Ditto with Bald.......

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    a okay in my book and install manual!!
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    That's fine. Rain just runs down the pipe into the drain system of the furnace. Keeps the trap full as a side benefit.
    Agreed, that is the way it is suppose to be as bald pointed out.

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    wont rust anything out, but in our area we put a 90 ellbow on it with a birdscreen
    Total Energy Management, inc

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