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Power vent condensation problems
I purchased a new home about 4 years ago. The furnace[/u]
is an Air Ease oil fired furnace LUF series with an 80% efficiency
rating. It is vented thru the foundation wall using a Field Control
power vent Mdl: SWD-4HD. I live in the North East and the first winter
the furnace was used I noticed that there was a lot of condensation from
the flue pipe (see attached photos) I have had several local HVAC
companies come out to check the unit and make sure it was set up
properly. I have also called Field Control to see if they could offer
any explanation or solution, to date I still have the problem and no one
seems to have any answers as to what might be causing the problem nor
does anyone seem to be able to offer a solution. My concern is that if
this condensation problem persists it may lead to an early death of my
I was wondering if the problem may be due to the fact that the furnace
is in the basement which is an unheated space and therefore causing
condensation to form in the flue pipe since the pipe would be hot when
the furnace and power vent is running but then cools off quickly once
the furnace has turned off?
If that were the case would the use of a double wall flue pipe such a Dura Vent be a solution?
Any help would be appreciated.
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