Air conditioner unit flooding side yard


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Old 07-18-13, 01:47 PM
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Air conditioner unit flooding side yard

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My air conditioner seems to be flooding my side yard.

Help?
 
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Old 07-18-13, 02:48 PM
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Air conditioners produce condensate from the indoor coil. It drains by way of a pipe...the grey one to the right of the unit I'd guess.

When it's hot and humid, it can easily produce 5 gallons a day or more.

If I'm seeing the pics right, looks like you have very hard soil as well as a depression around your outside unit.

Easy fix is to put a bucket under the pipe, collect the water and dump it on outside plants that need watering.

Other things would include digging a french drain right there (not recommended if you have a basement) or piping the water away to an area with a better slope and drainage. You need to keep the pipe sloped i that case as it's all gravity feed.


It's also possible that your system has a condensate pump in the pan of the upper unit and it is pumping a large amount out all at once...normally they just drip drip drip....
 
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Old 07-21-13, 01:33 PM
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Thanks sir, I was hoping it was just a drainage issue as that is easier to fix than not :P

I am gonna do that and see how it turns out!
 
 

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