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Leaking furnace

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Tbone_2
Tbone_2 Member Posts: 5

Any thoughts on troubleshooting my furnace with this recent condensation leak before I call an hvac guy

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  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
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    Clogged or slightly obstructed drain?...improper drain setup...cracked heat exchanger anyone of these
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  • Tbone_2
    Tbone_2 Member Posts: 5
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    Do I need to gain access from other side of furnace to look if it's exchanger or drain. It's dripping from beneath that black panel/ housing
  • Tbone_2
    Tbone_2 Member Posts: 5
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    How can you visibly tell if an heat exchanger is cracked. Don't need to be charged for something I may not need but a service guy may tell me I need?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,675
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    Have to admit that I can't tell much from that picture. Not even if this is hot air or hot water or steam... or if it's a condensing furnace or boiler or not.

    Which leaves the possible source of that leak very much up in the air.

    Can you provide more information?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,400
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    Was there a hose or plug on this nipple that's now missing?


    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    rick in Alaska
  • Tbone_2
    Tbone_2 Member Posts: 5
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    Yes I removed it. Thought maybe it was blocked there. It leaking from below that area, the corner of the black where the housing and the gray . Is there a way to check if it's blocked in that drain area causing it to leak from below it
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,400
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    Even if it were blocked, it shouldn't leak around the collector cover.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Tbone_2
    Tbone_2 Member Posts: 5
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    Can that collector cover be removed without affecting rest of furnace. Should I turn off furnace 1st
    phosgene
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    if it's GFA, do you have a humidifier installed?
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,400
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    Tbone said:

    Can that collector cover be removed without affecting rest of furnace. Should I turn off furnace 1st

    I'd recommend that you call a pro.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    phosgene
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    There are gaskets behind that cover. This could be an indication of a number of issues and probably best checked by a pro
  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 952
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    Shouldn't there be a hose running to a drain system?
    phosgene