drip pan full normal?


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Old 08-02-12, 09:44 AM
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drip pan full normal?

Is it normal to have a full drip pan? Everything is draining fine, but there seems to be a lot of water dripping from the unit.








 
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Old 08-02-12, 10:07 AM
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Your main pan or piping is not doing it's job well,or check for ice.But fix it before rust or pan switch gets to it.
 
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Old 08-02-12, 10:21 AM
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The pan does not appear full in your pictures, but that could have more to do with the pictures than with the water level.

Just make sure that drain pipe coming out of the front of the pan is completely open and properly pitched to drain the water away. Lint and dust can clog those pipes.

If there is any water standing in the pan above the bottom of the fitting for the drain pipe, then the pipe needs cleaning and/or re-pitching. If all of the standing water is below the bottom of that fitting, then there is nothing you can do except wait for it to evaporate, short of replacing the pan and its outlet.
 
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Old 08-02-12, 10:49 AM
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It seems to be draining okay. Each seam on the bottom is soaking wet. I'll open it up once it cools off and redo all the silver tape too. Once the pan is dry, is there anything I should coat the pan with to prevent rust?
 
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Old 08-03-12, 03:08 AM
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As mentioned above, if there is something blocking on the drainage, this could cause it. You should also check the pump system that drains the pan.
 
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Is it normal for a unit to "sweat" so much?
 
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Old 08-03-12, 10:48 AM
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The pan that you show in the pictures is a secondary containment. There should be a primary pan inside the ductwork and this primary pan should have its own drain. You should NEVER have condensate dripping out of the duct seams as it appears you do. Either the primary drain was never installed (hard to believe) or the drain from that pan is totally obstructed and needs to be cleared.

Is it normal for a unit to "sweat" so much?
The "sweating" is condensed moisture from the ambient air, a function of the dehumidifying process that occurs when the air is cooled below the dew point for the relative humidity. It is completely normal and there will be more condensate if the ambient air has a higher relative humidity.
 
 

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