safety switch pipe has a little water. problem?


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Old 04-21-12, 09:20 PM
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safety switch pipe has a little water. problem?

my central ac's safety switch is located right next to the drain line, and I've noticed a small amount of water in the switch's cup. the drain pipe drains well, but is that small amount of water an issue?
 
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Old 04-22-12, 04:39 AM
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It's hard to say as every drain system is different. Can you post some pictures of your setup?
 
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Old 04-22-12, 09:41 AM
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yes, thank you. here is a picture from above. I removed the cap of the switch so it could be exposed. Like I said, it is a small amount of water that I can feel somewhat when I stick my pinky in; I would say maybe 1/8 of an inch or so.

Oh wait, I cannot attach pictures yet. Damn. I will try to describe. The central unit sits on top of a wooden intake box. At the bottom of the central unit are 2 white pvc pipes sticking out: one that houses the switch, and the other goes right into the drain line. The 2 pipes are within 1/2 inch of each other.
 
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Old 04-22-12, 11:27 AM
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Post pictures to a free sharing site such as photobucket. Then post the link to the pictures or gallery here in your thread.
 
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Old 05-01-12, 11:42 AM
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ok
here is the picture.
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I am sure you want to see the inside, but I didnt feel like taking off the panel.
 
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Old 05-01-12, 12:26 PM
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it should not be an issue if you are sure that the drainis free and clear.
 
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Old 05-01-12, 06:36 PM
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that switch has a float valve that shuts the ac off. How far up does it have to float to shut off? At times I see my ac shut off after just having come on, and I want to think it's that switch. I have a variable speed blower, and at times I hear the second speed come on, and it shuts off within a few minutes.

I dont think it's the switch shutting things off, but it might be. If that 1/8 of an inch I feel with my pinky is enough to shut it off, then I have issues.
 
 

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