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Old 09-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 09-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Regular maintenance would be best.

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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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
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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Speaking from a goof standpoint, what would make a drain clog anyway?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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snot balls
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snot balls
LOL that's what it looks like. Bob it's mold and fungus from the water and dirt in the air.
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Lack of filter change?
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:39 AM   #11
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Some dirt always passes through the air filter, even the higher MERVs, it washes down from the coil, and collects in the trap.
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secondary pan DOES have a float switch, so capping it not a good idea?
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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.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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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:

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Thats fine.

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