Water leaking from furnace?

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Old 10-22-02, 08:41 AM
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Water leaking from furnace?

My husband noticed water around our furnace yesterday afternoon. The furnace is a gas furnace that was installed in 1997, which was before we bought the home. We checked the hot water heater and the furnace and it appears that the water is coming from one of two hoses that is located under the furnace panel. One hose drains into the same drain as our washer. The hoses look somewhat dry rotted. I never even knew that there was water in the furnace. Is it possible that water is leaking from these hoses onto the floor, and can we replace the hoses oursleves to correct the problem?
 
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Old 10-22-02, 10:00 AM
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Hello mlb75 and Welcome to the Heating and Cooling forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The water could be condensation from recent A/C useage. The condensation drain pan has a hose connected to the pan. The collected water drains out through the hose to the drain.

If the hose is rotted or old, the draining water maybe coming out of an area of the hose before it drains into the drain. Hose replacement can be a do-it-yourself task.

It would be a good idea to also check that water heater. Old water heaters often begin to drip slightly from the flush spiget, pressure & temperature valve or internally from deterioration etc.

Since the washer might be in this area, if I read your question correctly, check under the washer and behind it for water. The machine may have a leak. Possible the one of the washer water inlet hoses is leaking.

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Old 10-23-02, 05:49 PM
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could be

a high efficiency furnace if the water is evident during heating season. does it have a pvc flue pipe as opposed to a metal one? if so, it is a "condensing" furnace. the flue is actually a drain as well, as the flue gas is cooled to the point that condensation is formed inside the pipe. it should have a "trap" inside the furnace that all drains (may be more than one) tie into. be sure this is clear. check all hoses, dry rot is common. let us know what you find
 
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