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condensation

What would cause condensation on the Pvc condensate drain on a air handler...? Thanks Paul S
ASM Mechanical Company
Located in Staten Island NY
Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
347-692-4777
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  • alotlikeearlalotlikeearl Member Posts: 68
    Humidity

    Cold water inside drain and hot humid air on the outside. 
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  • Paul SPaul S Member Posts: 1,014
    humid

    how do you solve that problem if it didn't happen with the system before?...thanks Paul S
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
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  • RJRJ Member Posts: 445
    condensation

    Any time you are operating a DX or chillwater coil you will have some condensate if the unit is operating correctly and there is moisture present in the air stream,  the higher the relative humidity the more condensate.  check your cond. drain line and trap and flush them out if needed, make sure your trap and condensate piping are installed per unit recommendations.
    RJ
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  • alotlikeearlalotlikeearl Member Posts: 68
    Insulate

    Insulate the drain line with Armaflex as you would a suction line.
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  • Paul SPaul S Member Posts: 1,014
    condensation

    Thanks guys....Paul S
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
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  • Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein Member Posts: 349
    Best Practice

    It is best practice to insulate the condensate drain line for a minimum of ten feet to help eliminate the condensation issues.
    Eugene
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