(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: replace moldy condensate drain tube on power vent water heater

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member NSB00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3

    Default replace moldy condensate drain tube on power vent water heater

    I assume the transparent vinyl tubing on this power vent water heater is a drain for the exhaust condensate. I'm guessing the loop functions as a trap. The tube runs to a floor drain. The inside of the tube is lined with mold and the loop is kinked in 2 places. Because of the kinks, it appears the tube may have never functioned well as a drain. This installation is about 10 years old in a relative's house. [The houses I have lived in have only had basic low efficiency water heaters vented up a b-vent flue.]

    I want to replace this drain tube with new tubing and ensure no kinks in the loop this time.

    But just checking--is there a better way to do this condensate drain?

    thanks
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,390

    Default

    Name:  EZ trap.png
Views: 328
Size:  14.8 KBI might run it in pvc with a proper trap - something like the ez-trap shown here.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

Similar Threads

  1. Power vent water heater question
    By B&H in forum Water Heater Forum, Tanks
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 07:22 PM
  2. Power vent water heater?
    By topshot in forum Water Heater Forum, Tanks
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-23-2008, 01:53 PM
  3. Power vent water heater?
    By topshot in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-23-2008, 01:53 PM
  4. Power vent water heater required?
    By rick.a in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 05:25 PM
  5. Power Vent Hot Water Heater Smell
    By wauslh in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2006, 04:17 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •