Lots of water leaking from HVAC drain pipe


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Old 06-19-14, 06:49 PM
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Lots of water leaking from HVAC drain pipe

The drain is doing it's job, but there's some serious water coming out of the pipe outside. I probably wouldn't have noticed, but the drain pipe comes out on the roof of the patio, so obviously a steady flow of water isn't convenient.

Is it normal to have a significant drip (would fill a 5 gallon bucket in an hour or so) or is there something wrong?


Thanks in advance for any help!

Nick
 
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Old 06-19-14, 06:54 PM
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The system is doing its job and removing the humidity in the house. It might be possible to direct the drain to a better location.
 
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Old 06-19-14, 07:35 PM
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I know a guy that forgot to turn off his humidifier on his furnace/air handler since winter. When the fan turned on the water valve would open. Maybe you have something similar? Swamp cooler?
 
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No, central air. Just had a new condenser installed, but the old one was doing the same thing.
 
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Old 06-19-14, 07:40 PM
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@tomf63 - That was my plan, but I wanted to make sure there wasn't a bigger issue.
 
 

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