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JPL941 Member Posts: 51
edited August 2023 in Gas Heating



  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,801
    Please take a few pics of the installation and the plastic? pieces and post them here.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,346
    Just unscrew it and clean it out
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,801
    Shouldn't be a worry. Go ahead and empty the debris out.
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,021
    That is just "PVC sawdust" from cutting the pipes in place without dumping the cuttings out.
    You may have to empty the trap several times.

    Can you see any debris in the air inlet pipe, is it connected directly to the fan or just opens into the cabinet?
  • JPL941
    JPL941 Member Posts: 51
    edited August 2023


  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,606
    edited March 2020
    If properly pitched the exhaust will cause condensation from the flue gas to drain back to the boiler. This will cause the PVC sawdust to migrate back to the condensate trap. I would not worry about it. There are many other things the will also accumulate in that trap over the years. Just have the maintenance done every year according to the manual. Proper maintenance will keep the machine working dependably.

    Neglect will result in premature failure and nuisance service calls.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • JPL941
    JPL941 Member Posts: 51
    edited August 2023


  • fenkel
    fenkel Member Posts: 162
    Just clean it yearly, this happens all the time....
    Watch for dirt in trap
    We recommend owners clean these traps twice a year....