I have a problem with my gas furnace. It is a 3 year old Bryant.
Last Sunday I smelled natural gas and found the smell coming from the PVC furnace exhaust pipe on the side of my house. The gas company responded and said the furnace had to be tweaked. My HVAC contractor came the next day and diagnosed the problem as an abrupt drop of pressure from the gas pipe when the furnace went into its second stage of ignition.
When the furnace comes on it initially produces a steady flame but the pressure drops from a 7.5 at 1st stage start up and dropped below .5 a short time later when the furnace burner goes into its second stage.
A gas company rep came back and tested the meter reporting that the gas meter was delivering a steady 7 pressure reading and that the problem likely lies in the gas pipe from the meter to the furnace in my basement.
Has anybody familiar with gas piping ever heard of a gas pipe obstruction that could cause such a pressure loss.
I am concerned because the furnace will be needed soon and am uncertain as to how to proceed with my HVAC contractor and the gas company blaming each other.
Any suggestions on what is causing this problem or any testing or work needed would be greatly appreciated