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Old 01-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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1. get rid of all the "hoses and clamps"
2. run every thing in 3/4 (or bigger) pvc
3. traps at the evaporator coils with mechanical fittings so they can be cleaned....put vent " T" right after traps
4. problem solved........thats if you follow what i have just told you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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Was thinking of fitting the 3piece in the location I have painted, and running a hose until the ceiling. What do you think?

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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1. get rid of all the "hoses and clamps"
2. run every thing in 3/4 (or bigger) pvc
3. traps at the evaporator coils with mechanical fittings so they can be cleaned....put vent " T" right after traps
4. problem solved........thats if you follow what i have just told you.
good luck and have a nice day.
If it would be that simple, unfortunately all the walls are sealed up allready, and taking them apart will cost big $$$
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #19
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Where were the old drains from the a/c evaporator going to and what material was used as the drain?
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #20
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This is a new installation, there where no previous pipes. And as the build was allready completed, the AC was added on a later stage.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #21
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Utilitech 1/8-HP Thermoplastic 58 GPM Condensate Pump

Item #: 313500 | Model #: 59907-UTL1
A bit much for an A/C.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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I think you are better off the way I say before.
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I know I was looking for little giant on lowe's. I was just showing him use a pump of some kind
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Here we go sorry
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #26
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Too bad. Call a gc to have a drywall crew come rip the walls out so you can do it to code. There is no other option. It was dumb on the builder's part to add a/c after the fact.

You might be able pipe it to the outside to a French drain. Check your codes, call your city's mechanical inspectors office.
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I agree. That looks like crap
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http://www.checkthishouse.com/15/dri...ning-coil.html
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Today I changed the trap to a vertically mounted trap with an open top, and just tugged the hoses in it. Water is draining fine now, and should be no problem.

Can anyone advise how many liters per hour does a Residental AC unit produce?
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Today I changed the trap to a vertically mounted trap with an open top, and just tugged the hoses in it. Water is draining fine now, and should be no problem.

Can anyone advise how many liters per hour does a Residental AC unit produce?
It all depends on how much a load the a/c is in. That outdoor and indoor temp.

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