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#1466206 --- 02/17/15 03:04 PM Furnace - simple fix
bluezone Offline
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for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes


change the air filter if needed



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#1466222 --- 02/17/15 04:18 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
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Good post. I had the problem of no heat. Furness man came and found that the intake pipe was frozen . He cleared it and the heat came back on. While I was outside later, I saw the exhaust from the furness come out of it's pipe and get sucked into the intake pipe, where it froze again. Called the company again and told them what was happening, they advised me to clear the intake pipe and they would have a repair man extend the intake pipe so the exhaust would'nt get back in. Company thanked me as they had had the same problem at other locations and didn't know what was the problem was.

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#1466314 --- 02/18/15 03:03 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: Spanky]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Spanky
Furnace man came and found that the intake pipe was frozen . He cleared it and the heat came back on. While I was outside later, I saw the exhaust from the furness come out of it's pipe and get sucked into the intake pipe, where it froze again. Called the company again and told them what was happening, they advised me to clear the intake pipe and they would have a repair man extend the intake pipe so the exhaust would'nt get back in. Company thanked me as they had had the same problem at other locations and didn't know what was the problem was.


did this company install your furnace?

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#1466362 --- 02/19/15 02:03 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: Spanky]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Spanky
I had the problem of no heat. Furness man came and found that the intake pipe was frozen . He cleared it and the heat came back on. While I was outside later, I saw the exhaust from the furness come out of it's pipe and get sucked into the intake pipe, where it froze again. Called the company again and told them what was happening, they advised me to clear the intake pipe and they would have a repair man extend the intake pipe so the exhaust would'nt get back in. Company thanked me as they had had the same problem at other locations and didn't know what was the problem was.


if they installed your furnace then hopefully they did not charge you to correct this

should be common knowledge with all furnace installers that the intake and vent should be about 2 feet from each other to keep the intake from freezing up


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#1478392 --- 11/12/15 04:40 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes

change the air filter if needed


with the cooler weather approaching keep those tips in mind if your furnace fails to come on

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#1481703 --- 02/13/16 06:16 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes


change the air filter if needed




a reminder

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#1481812 --- 02/17/16 10:41 AM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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if you run into a situation that you determine the thermostat has failed and it is not possible to get one if the stores are closed then you can connect the two wires that go to the thermostat for the furnace mode so you have heat

a temporary measure until you can get a new thermostat

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#1505985 --- 10/04/17 05:49 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes


change the air filter if needed




a reminder

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#1511567 --- 12/28/17 03:52 AM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

change the air filter if needed


with bitter temps outside check to make sure the intake / vent pipe for the furnace is not blocked by ice or snow

may be wise to change the batteries in the thermostat if you do not remember the last time they were changed

would not want the furnace to stop working while you were away from the home and have the water pipes freeze / leak


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#1512004 --- 01/06/18 02:24 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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if the furnace fails to come on it may be a bad thermostat

if the thermostat is activated and you do not hear the exhaust fan for the furnace come on it may be a bad thermostat

you can either place a jumper at the furnace where the two thermostat wires are located or if you only have a furnace thermostat without a/c then you can connect those two wires at the thermostat to bypass the thermostat

if the furnace operates it most like is a bad thermostat

turn off the main switch to the furnace prior

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#1536401 --- 12/03/19 09:06 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 36346
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes


change the air filter if needed




a reminder

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#1561012 --- 02/02/21 02:33 AM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 36346
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: bluezone
for those of you that have a high efficient furnace make sure the outside intake pipe and vent pipe are clear of snow or ice

if there is blockage the furnace may not operate

also check your battery in your thermostat if the furnace fails to come on

80% of calls for non working furnaces are usually for those two simple fixes


change the air filter if needed




a reminder



With the cold temperatures and accumulating snow make sure your furnace intake and exhaust pipes are clear of snow or ice

https://youtu.be/KaZOgNWQbQg


https://youtu.be/F79xCqZGWH4


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#1561274 --- 02/04/21 05:45 PM Re: Furnace - simple fix [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Loc: USA
Change the batteries in your thermostat if it has one

If the batteries fails when you are away from home for an extended amount of time the furnace may not come on

Could lead to frozen water pipes


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