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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
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    Calcium like deposits at pressure tap of IDM housing

    I have been receiving several (40+/-) reports of a white, flakey deposit that forms and blocks the hose connection at the IDM blower housing.

    These are Rheem/Ruud units, 90+ direct vent installations. I'm thinking there is a connection to the cold combustion air from the outside.

    Some of these "problem" units are re-occurring most every year. The tech simply takes a small screwdriver and opens the hose connection.

    I don't know at this time what number of units are natural or LP.

    Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated...

    Best regards.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2000
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    Northern Wisconsin
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    Contact the local rep for the furnaces. With this kind of frequency I'm sure they'd be very interested.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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