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    How did you do that??
    I need a new signature.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    Freon leak in coil could result in phosgene gas poisoning.
    It would be possible. But last I knew, R22 had to reach a temp of 500°F in order to begin to decompose into phosgene gas.
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    Who do what.
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    There's no way that set up would pass an inspection,at least in my area. As others have said,phosgene gas (kinda like the stuff in WW1) is a possibility with a fuel burning furnace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    As others have said,phosgene gas (kinda like the stuff in WW1) is a possibility with a fuel burning furnace.
    Its just as much a possibility with an electric furnace with the coil before the strip heaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Its just as much a possibility with an electric furnace with the coil before the strip heaters.
    OK I'll give you that one,but I thought we were talking about a propane set up.

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    We are, but your post made it sound like only fossil fuel systems have this problem.
    Heat pumps are just as likely to have as fossil fuel furnaces.

    In reality, the chances or creating phosegene gas is slim.
    Rusting out the HX, high chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post

    In reality, the chances or creating phosegene gas is slim.
    Rusting out the HX, high chance.
    I've never seen an aluminum heat exchanger rust. Not saying it can't happen,just that I haven't seen it .

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    It is not installed in accordance with the manufacturer design. They do not want it like that for many reasons. It someone were to die from CO or the home had a fire do to the furnace the MFG would walk away from it. The limits and such must be soaking wet when running in cooling.
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    Anodized aluminum HXs pit and rust.

    Did you ever see an aluminum chimney liner rot out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Anodized aluminum HXs pit and rust.

    Did you ever see an aluminum chimney liner rot out?
    Like I said. I've never seen it happen .Not that it can't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    It would be possible. But last I knew, R22 had to reach a temp of 500°F in order to begin to decompose into phosgene gas.

    And that is why I said "could result" not will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    And that is why I said "could result" not will.
    I saw that.
    Wasn't busting on you.
    Just wanted to point out that it is a slim possibility.
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