AC Drain Issues

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Old 07-03-14, 07:53 AM
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AC Drain Issues

Our home has a central AC system installed three years ago. We are having difficulty with our drainage system. Our original pan corroded and we had to do a quick fix with a plastic pan. This caused our drain pipe to drain up which cause our actual system to leak from the corners. We have corrected the issue but the pipe now leaks coming off of the unit filling our drain pan. This causes our system to shut off automatically when the pan becomes full. The hole where the pipe connects from the system is one of three. It is a plastic piece. The piece has become cracked and the pipe consistently leaks. My question is this: Is it ok to remove the line from the unit and just let it drip into the pan? Our new pan has a drain connection from it. The thing is the pan will always have water and we were concerned about if this is ok or not. Thanks!
 
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Old 07-03-14, 09:19 AM
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As long as the water drains from the pan so it doesn't overflow, it should work. You may have slightly higher humidity in the house because of the standing water in the pan, however most pans have a little water in them.
 
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Water in the pan is not good. It may get worse later. you need to fix it before the damage occurs. (Let me tell you this, When we install a system for our customer, if they see water in the drain pan, we don't get paid)
 
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