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Old 01-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #31
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If I remove the Trap and put the hoses directly in the PVC pipe everything works fine, but then I get sewage smell coming from the pipe, that is why I fitted the trap.

sorry to say you will get sewer smells in your home via the drain tube.
You have a very illegal set up there. The code requires all drains go to a sanitary drain for an ac, not a soil drain.

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #32
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sorry to say you will get sewer smells in your home via the drain tube.
You have a very illegal set up there. The code requires all drains go to a sanitary drain for an ac, not a soil drain.
As this is an apartment, there is no sanitary drain there at all. Even the drains in the floor tiles (bathrooms) are connected to the same soil drain.

That is why I fitted the trap, so I would not get the smells up my rooms
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #33
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It all depends on how much a load the a/c is in. That outdoor and indoor temp.
Lets say outdoor 30C and indoor 22C.

Ac unit is this size:

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #34
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As this is an apartment, there is no sanitary drain there at all. Even the drains in the floor tiles (bathrooms) are connected to the same soil drain.

That is why I fitted the trap, so I would not get the smells up my rooms
No win situation for you- if you don't want to use a condensate pump.

You are about the only guy I have seen who was savvy enough to use a trap
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