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Another furnace issue please help!!

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Another furnace issue please help!!

So I noticed my floor was wet next to where my furnace is, so I thought it was the water tank I called enercare since it’s a rental and I thought that was the issue. When he came he said something about the furnace humidifier being blocked causing the condensation to leak? He turned off the humidifier part and said I would need to call a furnace person does anyone know if this is an easy diy fix? My house is so dry right now :(
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No one will able to answer your question. Is it leaking on the supply side or the drain? Where exactly is it leaking? Is the drain line clogged?
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BDSL wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 8:58 pm
No one will able to answer your question. Is it leaking on the supply side or the drain? Where exactly is it leaking? Is the drain line clogged?
Yea I think the drain line is clogged I don’t know what side I just know it’s leaking through my wall and causing my floor to get wet
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Put the drain hose off and install a new drain hose.
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Since you can't do it yourself, hire an HVAC person to replace the blocked hose. Either your humidifier is blocked/leaking, or your condensing furnace drain hose is blocked.
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engineered wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 11:56 pm
Since you can't do it yourself, hire an HVAC person to replace the blocked hose. Either your humidifier is blocked/leaking, or your condensing furnace drain hose is blocked.
Got someone coming Monday what’s a reasonable repair cost for this?
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Heavenleigh85 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 3:07 am
Got someone coming Monday what’s a reasonable repair cost for this?
Just having someone show up at your door step is $100.

Or you get the $3 part yourself....
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Heavenleigh85 wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 10:12 pm
Yea I think the drain line is clogged I don’t know what side I just know it’s leaking through my wall and causing my floor to get wet
Usually only the supply lines are behind drywall. Can you post a picture of the hose from the humidifier to the drain. Also identify where it is leaking if you know the spot.
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Pull off old drain hose and replace with new one. Try doing it yourself before spending hundreds on a repairman. What do you have to lose? You cannot make the situation any worse by trying.
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Did you try to look up your problem on the net ? Many Furnace issues are quick fixes with minimal tools required .
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If the humidifier drain hose is plugged, just get a compressor and blow out what ever is blocking the line.
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will888 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 11:15 pm
If the humidifier drain hose is plugged, just get a compressor and blow out what ever is blocking the line.
Yea he mentioned this is what I would have to do is it that easy
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pfbmgd wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 9:32 am
Did you try to look up your problem on the net ? Many Furnace issues are quick fixes with minimal tools required .
I did but I don’t know wtf I’m doing lol
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Heavenleigh85 wrote:
Dec 10th, 2018 12:08 am
Yea he mentioned this is what I would have to do is it that easy
TBH, this is a must do each heating season. The scales on the humidifier pad fall off and goes into the drain line. The scales can build up in the line, particularly in bends and horizontal sections. What I do in the fall is pour water down the drain tube and then use a compressor to force the water through the tube clean of any build up.
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