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Condensate Testing

Now that Spring is upon us, more or less, what are you guys doing about testing condensate drain lines as part of your spring start-up procedure?

What are you using to test the lines?

When you see an air handler swinging in an attic without an auxiliary drain pain, what do you do?

When you see an auxiliary drain pan that is pipe directly into the main drain line, what do you do?

Since this seems to be a major factor that often goes overlooked, I am curious to hear what you guys are doing to elp reduce the chances of a "water dripping from the ceiling" call.


  • don_185
    don_185 Member Posts: 312
    Welcome back

    I was getting worry about U.

    The biggest problem I see out here are.

    Lack of a good filter.
    Lack of sch 40 piping instead of the 200.
    Lack of a vent after the trap.
    Lack of not connecting and running out the secondary drain line along with the primary and a emergency drain pan.
    Yep thats correct, three drains that terminate outside of the building.

    This is what I offer over any float switch.Not to say I will
    not used one if the job calls for it.

    The biggest problem I still have with most equipment and thats a lack of a drain in the bottom of the pan.
    I go to so many airhandler that the drains are side tap and
    you have a gallon of water setting in the pan just waiting for the air to come by so it can add the humidity back into the home.

    Nothing like going into a attic and seeing a perfectley level AH with side tap outlets.

    Good to have you back Professor!!

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