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Comfort 92 Gas heater Exhaust

My unit was installed with a eccentic exhaust (y shaped) for the air flow outside and water is runnig down the pipe draining back and coming out around a 90 degree elbow that was not glued and flowing down the outside of that pipe and dripping on to the floor on my garage. Shouldn't this exhaust pipe be angled to the outside so the natural flow would be to the outside and should the intake of the eccentric be connected to the intake of the gas furance.

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The slope is downwards to furnace.The slope isnt for the moisture it is a rise for the flue gas to go outside.The intake is usually connected to the furnace to use outside air for the combustion but it does not have to be.if it isnt an option to take the pipe apart to glue it all up you can seal the water leaks with silicon.anymore questions hillbuck29@aol.com

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