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mdurovic 09-27-2012 01:55 PM

Condesation Pipe Leak (EZ Trap opening)
 
I had a leak in my bedroom ceiling b/c condensation pipe was clogged and it did no leak into the pan below it. Instead it leaked out of the EZ Trap opening that did not have switch installed; at least that is what I think.


How should I go about fixing this issue? Seal the second opening or install the switch or something else?


Here is the image of my unit:
http://184.168.114.172/20120925_134427.jpg


Thx

hvac benny 09-27-2012 02:31 PM

Regular maintenance would be best.

beenthere 09-27-2012 04:30 PM

Your drain is clogged, or running slow. fix the drain, and then pipe that vent over so if it leaks again, it runs into the drain pan.

Marty S. 09-27-2012 04:32 PM

Put a coupling on the pipe and extend it up another 6". That won't keep it from clogging but will force the water to go into the secondary pan where a float switch should shut the unit down.

mdurovic 09-27-2012 06:01 PM

I have fixed the drain, and I have installed the 3/4 plug on it EZ Trap opening (temporary fix). I did not glue it or anything like that.

Is it better to extend the pipe where the "EZ Trap opening" is, move it or will plug will work. Thank you.

ben's plumbing 09-27-2012 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty S. (Post 1018615)
Put a coupling on the pipe and extend it up another 6". That won't keep it from clogging but will force the water to go into the secondary pan where a float switch should shut the unit down.

if the secondary pan even has a float assy ....but thats a good idea marty...ben:yes:

bobelectric 09-27-2012 08:08 PM

Speaking from a goof standpoint, what would make a drain clog anyway?

carmon 09-27-2012 08:25 PM

snot balls

Marty S. 09-27-2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carmon (Post 1018777)
snot balls

LOL that's what it looks like. Bob it's mold and fungus from the water and dirt in the air.

bobelectric 09-27-2012 08:54 PM

Lack of filter change?

beenthere 09-28-2012 04:39 AM

Some dirt always passes through the air filter, even the higher MERVs, it washes down from the coil, and collects in the trap.

mdurovic 09-28-2012 03:46 PM

secondary pan DOES have a float switch, so capping it not a good idea?

Marty S. 09-28-2012 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdurovic (Post 1019386)
secondary pan DOES have a float switch, so capping it not a good idea?

Correct. In that case get rid of the p-trap and vent Tee and install a real EZ trap with safety float.

mdurovic 09-29-2012 04:55 PM

Here is what I have done, let me know if this is ok.

I have repiped the area so if it leaks again it goes to drain pan:

http://184.168.114.172/20120925_134428.jpg

beenthere 09-29-2012 06:09 PM

Thats fine.


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