The water feed line on my furnace humidifier that connects to the pad started leaking, so I need to replace it. The original was made latex 1/4" OD tubing, but the store doesn't have that size and the latex tubing they do have is MUCH more expensive than vinyl tubing.
- Is it a problem to use Vinyl for water tubing that will end up circulating in my air?
- Will Vinyl tubing work for my situation? Was there a reason the original had latex tubing?
- Do I need to be concerned about the temperature the tubing may reach being next to my furnace?
- Aren't there a lot of types of vinyl? Do I have to look for particular properties of my specific vinyl to make sure it would work for my situation? Or would any vinyl do?
If it helps you can see a diagram of my HE220 humidifier and you can see the tubing on page 3 which also connects at the top of the pad.