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Old 12-15-00, 05:39 AM
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My wife heard part of a newscast warning arainst letting snow block gas intake and exhaust vents. Do all gas furnaces have these? What must one do about snow? Where might these vents be?
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Old 12-15-00, 02:12 PM
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The gas intake vent would be your return air which is inside your home.Hopefully no chance of snow accumulation there.Your exhaust vent is a chimney,a flue pipe or a power ventilator or possibly a direct vent.Not to worry in any of these cases U N L E S S !!!!!! Your unit is located in the basement and is a power ventor.Because it comes out of the premises 2 to 3 feet above the ground it is possible for drifting snow to cover it;preventing combustion gases from egressing your home.If this is possible INSURE snow is remove from the ventor pipe.PDF
Old 12-15-00, 02:54 PM
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If you have a high effeicency furnace you may have your intake/exhaust temination on the side of the house. That would be the only type where snow would be an issue. Most areas that due have large accumulation on snow are usually terminated on the roof if it was installed with the house and not an upgrade.
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