Furnace Intake-Pipe Clogging with Snow

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Furnace Intake-Pipe Clogging with Snow

Post by Mechanic » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Hello everyone this is my 1st post I need some basic info

I have a high efficiency furnace. In past few years I have had problems where the intake pipe is clogging-up with snow especially when we have that very fine snow blowing around. I was thinking of cutting the pipe and have the air drawn from inside the basement. Any issues with this. Thanks

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- Furnace Intake-Pipe Clogging with Snow

Post by Freon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:14 pm

Describe exactly how the intake pipe is situated on the outside of the house. Does the pipe leave the house horizontally or vertically? Is there a 90 degree elbow at the end. Unless the building code and the installation instructions say you can use indoor air for combustion, I would try and fix the current setup.

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