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Old 11-17-2008, 04:23 PM   #16
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You cannot run an evaporator or heat pump drain with out a trap.... let's see who knows the three reasons why.....
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #17
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i suppose that amount would vary greatly depending on if its 1 pipe or 2 a 2 pipe i wouldnt think unless you live on the water as when it gets colder the humidity drops acccordingly and he is in ca. so its pretty dry there
Doesn't make a diference.

Indoor air, 70F, at 30%RH has 32 grains of moisture per pound of air.
Outdoor air, 50F, at 60%RH has 32 grains of moisture per pound of air.

Heat that outdoor air to 70F, and its an RH of 30%.

The combustion air source has little to do with the amount of condensation.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:14 PM   #18
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im sure your right but ive never seen a 90+ put anywheres near that amount of water out and as i am from the wash area 50 degrees in winter is like a summer day and id be suprized if the average humidity was above 45% its currently 45 degrees and 48% humid. im sure in ca. its more like 35 % but i certainly cant argue the numbers however if it is a 1 pipe and they have a humidifier than id suspect the inside would be closer to that 60% number

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You don't want 60%RH in the house winter or summer.

If you have a 90% in your house.

Run your condensate in a 5 gallon bucket.
And measure how much you get in 24 hours.
Over several days, while checking humidity levels.

Many people are suprised how much they get.

One day, you might get 2 gallons(furnace didn't run much).
2 days later, you may get 6 gallons(ran a lot).

Keep in mind, that most of the efficiency increase of a 90% over an 80%, is from the heat of condensation. So if your not getting much condensate. Its not very efficient, or not running much.
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I am still wanting to know the reasons why not
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yea me too
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:35 AM   #23
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ok you win
Sorry.

It isn't a win thing.

A coworker of mine years ago, found out the hard way.
He ran a drain line to a 1 gallon bucket, on a system until he got back teh next morning. It over flowed during the night. Made a big mess.
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Sorry.

It isn't a win thing.

A coworker of mine years ago, found out the hard way.
He ran a drain line to a 1 gallon bucket, on a system until he got back teh next morning. It over flowed during the night. Made a big mess.

yea buts that a 1 gal bucket but i still concede defeat so dont bother responding unless youve got the same afflication i do gottahavethelastworditus
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Sorry.

It isn't a win thing.

A coworker of mine years ago, found out the hard way.
He ran a drain line to a 1 gallon bucket, on a system until he got back teh next morning. It over flowed during the night. Made a big mess.
At least he tried. I forgot the bucket and didn't come back for 2 days.....DOH!!!!!

The pump was in the box right next to the furnace right were I had left it.
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At least he tried. I forgot the bucket and didn't come back for 2 days.....DOH!!!!!

The pump was in the box right next to the furnace right were I had left it.

LOL...

I decided to plug the pump into my extension cord for the night one time.
Went upstairs to tell the customer I'd be back in the morning.
Didn't realize, my helper wrapped up the cord while I was up stairs. Ooooops.

Crap happens.

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