AC Condensation Line broken?

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Old 07-30-07, 12:13 PM
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AC Condensation Line broken?

After a heavy rainfall I discovered that my roof was leaking in the laundry room. So I called someone out to find out what was wrong with my roof. Turns out it was the 'Air Conditioner Condensation line is broken'.

Is this something I can fix myself? I have yet to see it, my wife called and told me what the guy said. The A/C guy's that I called want a fortune just to come look at it to see what's wrong with it.

Thanks for any help!

Cody
 
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Old 07-30-07, 12:30 PM
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99% of the time the condensate line is schedule 40 pvc. So if that's the case then just cut out the old and glue in the new.

You need to find out why it broke.
 
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Thanks for the info.

What are some of the things that would cause it to break?
 
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Some one stepped on it. How about last winter could it freeze up there????
Is it the P trap????
 
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No one stepped on it. It doesn't really freeze here, but it could be a possibility. Why would it take so long for it to show up? The A/C has been running here since March at least.

I don't know what a P trap is.
 
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When th air from the blower sucks the air over the coil. It can hold water in the pan. That is why you have a P trap in the drain line comeing off the coil. So the water can run out when teh blower is on.
 
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I got home and looked at the "broken line". Apparently the "broken line" was the original condensation line that broke and they filled it in and moved it to the other hole. So the "broken line" had no bearing on my A/C flooding. We called a new guy out that my neighbor recommended, all he charged was to blow out the plugged condensation line, that was causing the pan to fill up and overflow.

Thanks for all the help.

I've perused this site for a few months now and never knew there was a forum for this stuff until just the other day. This is gonna be great.
 
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