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    New construction

    Been watching this house go up beside my girlfriend's condo.
    So many mistakes made in the framing and windows. But seeing the condenser mounted right beside the furnace exaust takes the cake

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    The dryer vent is even better. Works wonders for both the combustion air for the furnace, and the cleanliness of the condenser


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    Just curious what will the furnace exhaust do to the condenser?

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    The vent for my furnace is 3’ from my heat pump. They’re nearly 20 years old. No problems so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Just curious what will the furnace exhaust do to the condenser?

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    Raise the ambient, oh wait, that should never happen unless the thermostat is a NEST 😄
    The dryer vent is a issue though 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Just curious what will the furnace exhaust do to the condenser?

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    Flue gases from a furnace can corrode metals over time. Not a great spot for a condensing coil to sit for years on end. Other than that oversight, it probably won't effect the performance of the ac system unless the furnace and AC are running at the same time for some reason.

    The dryer vent could be a bigger issue for temperature/performance/efficiency issues on the condenser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Raise the ambient, oh wait, that should never happen unless the thermostat is a NEST
    The dryer vent is a issue though
    I was thinking maybe corrosion but we always vent through the roof here.

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    Does not appear to meet Lennox installation requirements.

    https://www.lennox.com/lib/legacy-re...p98uhv_iom.pdf

    Would not want the moisture & possible SO2 & NO venting directly on my condenser coil. Seen problems on industrial & commercial jobs where boilers & generators exhaust near condensers & cooling towers.

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