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I dont have any waterline in my furnace closet on the deck. How do I get a humidifier installed

Are there any ways to install a humidifier to a furnace that has no source of water. Are there water tank units that you could manually fill

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I've never heard of a manually-filled furnace humidifier. We use a whole-house, stand-alone humidifier (manually-filled) and it works just fine. Easy to fill, easy to clean, easy to maintain. Even if there were such a thing as a manually-filled furnace humidifier, in the case you describe, I would much rather stay inside to fill my humidifier than get bundled up and step outside into the cold to do it. Hope you find a good solution. Good luck!

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I WOULD CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH V/A OUT-PUT ON TRANSFORMER. I DONT KNOW IF YOURS CAME WITH ITS OWN TRANSFORMER. IF IT DIDNT YOU SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF A 40 V/A RATING STAMPED OR PRINTED ON THE EXISTING TRANSFORMER. IF THE TRANSFORMER IS EXTREAMLY HOT ... YOU MAY NEED A 75 V/A TRANSFORMER WITH THE SAME VOLTAGES. INCREASING THE V/A CANNOT DAMMAGE ANYTHING IT JUST GIVES YOU MORE POWER WHEN EXCESIVE CONTROLS AND WIRING ARE ADDED TO A HVAC LOW-VOLAGE (24v) CIRCUIT. IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN CALL ME AT 727-363-7071. I AM A RETIRED HVAC&R CONTRACTOR WITH 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I HATE THE NEW SENSORS THEY HAVE TO ACTIVATE THESE NEW HUMIDIFIERS. I USE TO WIRE THE HUMIDIFIER TRANSFORMER (SUPPLIED WITH HUMIDIFIER) TO THE LINE (110V) SIDE TO THE LOW SPEED ON YOUR BLOWER MOTOR. THAT WAY THE ONLY THING THAT INTERUPTS THE CICUIT IS THE HUMIDISTAT. YOU NEVER WANT THE HUMIDIFIER TO RUN IF YOUR SYSTEM IS NOT "CALLING FOR HEAT". NEVER TRY TO ENERGIZE THE WATER SOLENOID THROUGH YOUR HEAT WIRE(USUALLY SMALL THE WHITE WIRE) FROM THE THERMOSTAT. THIS WILL RESULT IN BURNING YOUR HEAT ANTICIPATOR OUT ON THE T-STAT.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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You can try installing the water line to your hot water if it is installed on cold line for more humidification. You should make sure your humidistat is up line 6" @least from humidifier for proper humidification measurement.

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I am having the same problem. I have had my humidifier for about 5 years now and I just started having the problem where the water continuously flows through the solenoid. I took apart the solenoid by removing the fittings from both sides. When I did that, I noticed that there was a hole in the metal that allowed me to see through to the other side. Apparently, it had corroded and and broken through, allowing the water to pass through the solenoid without really going through the valve within the solenoid. There are several sites that sell replacements for about $70, which is not cheap, but cheaper than buing a new humidifier for $120. Here is one site I found: http://www.iaqsource.com/product.php/honeywell/32001639-002/?product=112783&category=1142

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I have the same problem and I have 2 of them fairly new. I can't seem to find out what the problem is either.

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Furnace mounted humidifier when set thermostat to operate automatically it kicks the solenoid on but when the furnace shuts off the solenoid stays on When I turn it off at the thermostat it shuts off


Without knowing the exact humidifier and how it's wired one can only guess.

There are many different ways to wire a humidifier, one method involves the use of a current sensing relay monitoring the operation of the furnace fan motor. Another uses the HUM terminals on the furnace to control the humidifier.

Has the humidifier ever worked properly? If so, a component has failed. If not, it wired incorrectly and you need to refer back to your installation manual.

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Yes - but it doesn't have to work that way. There are several methods you can use to have the humidifier run only when the furnace runs. Look on the back page of the installation instructions. The method I chose was to install a sail switch. This is a switch with a arm attached which has a "sail' attached to it. When the furnace blower runs, the sail catches the blower airflow and activates the switch; allowing the humidifier to operate.
You can also wire in a current sensing relay (figure 6 on the instructions) or connect the humidifier directly into the furnace motor ignition box (if so equipped. My furnace dates to the late 70's and has no place to plug in a humidifier; which is why I installed a sail switch.)
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I think what your saying is the humidifier runs continuously. Check the wiring diagrams on the back page of the installation instructions.
You may have to install a sail switch to control the humidifier so that it only runs when the furnace blower runs (there are a couple of other ways to do this, but on older furances, this might be the easiest (it's the method I chose).

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