Question about Humidifiers
I am servicing a Carrier humidifier M/N: HUMCCSBP2017A. The solenoid valve is badly clogged with mineral deposits preventing water flow to the evaporator screen. The water supply to the solenoid valve is from a saddle valve mounted on the hot water outlet pipe of a nearby water heater. Is this water source appropriate or would a cold water pipe be a better supply source? Thanks for your help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: What is the saddle valve?
Your humidifier will have either a copper or plastic tubing attached to it. This tubing is the water tubing. If you follow that line to where it "taps" into a water line (near the water heater or a water line under your house), there should be a water shut-off valve. The water shut-off valve could be any type of valve but is normally a saddle valve. You could skip the step of shutting off this valve; however, it is good practice to shut the valve off for two reasons: 1. in the event of a water leak, you will be able to easily locate the valve to shut off the water. 2. if the valve is not "excercised" from time to time, the seals will dry rot and the valve will not be capable of doing it's job when the need arises.
Here is a video showing you how to trace your water line to your saddle valve. There is additional information on the video that you might find helpful as well.
Posted on May 07, 2010
Yes a new valve seems in order. and yes having the valve on the cold side would create less build up in the filter pad so long as your water dose not come in at 37 degrees. but, I think you have it right.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
SOURCE: My humidifier is a Carrier
Hello, no the humidifier should be running only when the blower motor is running. Sounds like the solenoid valve is faulty if water keeps drainig from humidifier.
Posted on Sep 25, 2011
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