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jpingram5
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Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:07 am

Are you having condensate build up in the inducer?
2009 Skyline Sunwood Premier 14 x 80


mark185
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Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:39 pm

between the last two cleanings I posted, "I did", (and one other time in late fall 2nd year I owned the house, before all this happened, I was checking the furnace for winter and I had lots of water in inducer, that's when I learned to check the drain to see if it needed it be cleaned) pulled the plug. drained it, sucked it out with shop vac, it might of been a bottle cap full (I could hear it hitting the fan) that drained out, since the last cleaning this furnace is operating very well,

jpingram5
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Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:08 pm

I have not yet gotten to see one of these 90+ gas furnaces yet and was just wondering if it had a drain line off the top of the inducer where the exhaust meets inducer joint. Most furnaces I've installed in traditional homes have a "condensate collector joint" there that it collects excess condensate and drains it down to the "collector box" so this way no condensate enters the inducer. I have been using a brand lately called "Air Temp" which is manufactured by Nordyne who makes a lot in the manufactured industry and their gas furnaces were not coming with the line hooked up nor did they provide the tubing to do so. Why? I have no clue! After installing my first one I never thought to look, next thing customer was calling that it was shutting down and gurgling. Sure enough after starring at it long enough I realized that was the issue. Inducer was loaded with condensate.
2009 Skyline Sunwood Premier 14 x 80

mark185
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:08 am

yes it does, just as you described, a collector joint between inducer and exhaust with short tube running to the top of collector box,

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