Condensate Line Clog


Old 06-25-14, 07:45 AM
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Condensate Line Clog

We have one Goodman unit, on the 2nd floor of our two story house. Last night, I find the drain line is clogged. I take the wet/dry vac outside to see if the problem can be solved by sucking out debris from the drain line and the only pvc I can find coming out of the house is the drain line connected to the hot water heater. What am I missing here? Where else would the A/C drain line be coming out?
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Old 06-25-14, 07:57 AM
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Do you have a sump somewhere. They often are a little plastic tank about a foot long 4-6" wide and about 6-8" high. I wonder if your AC and water heater share the sump tank so you only have one line going outside.

Another possibility though not permitted by code but I have seen it is the drain line is run into the house's plumbing/sewer lines. I've seen a hole drilled in the side of a vent stack and the condensate line just shoved in. Also not permitted in many areas but commonly done is to run the condensate drains into a floor drain if you have a basement. If you have a sump pump the line could be running there.
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No, we don't have a sump pump, and no basement. The water heater sits in the garage right underneath the path the A/C drain line should take to exit the house. I wondered if the A/C drain line was simply ran to the water heater line and then out a shared drain, but wasn't sure if it was even possible.
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Normally the HW tank has a valve and connection for a garden hose. Can you post a picture?
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Crawl space under the house?
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