Ice built up, furnace locked out

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Old 01-22-19, 05:32 AM
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Ice built up, furnace locked out

I had this concern for a while, but since it never caused a problem I left it alone:

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/g...e-exhaust.html

That is until yesterday, on the worst possible day! Install is 9 years old at this point and I don't expect the original installer to take care of it. I don't want to mess around with the roof, so if I was to make it right myself, would it be easier just to vent it to the side, at least the exhaust pipe?
 
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Old 01-22-19, 06:37 AM
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Well, the installer said they will look at it, and also agreed that there shouldn't be two 90 degree elbows. Exhaust should be straight and not shooting into the cap.
 
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Old 02-07-19, 05:21 PM
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I got it "fixed" for free, but it sticks out as a sore thumb by more than a foot. Could I cut it off past the cap?

 
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Is the exhaust still shooting up into the cap?
 
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Old 02-07-19, 09:54 PM
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You can paint but I wouldn't recommend cutting it. The two lines need to be that far apart.
 
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Old 02-07-19, 10:19 PM
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It's shooting on the side as seen on the picture. The intake is pointing the other way.
 
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All I can tell this is very ugly installation.... check the manufacturer manual for the equipment n call back your installer and teach him to read the manuals prior to attempt any installation.
 
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Old 02-08-19, 11:52 PM
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The problem is there are two PVC lines...... fresh air in and exhaust inside the chimney.
The furnace requires minimum spacing between the two.
 
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I think I'll just remove this completely and take the exhaust to the side of the house.
 
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