Water leaking at bottom of the furnace

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Old 01-14-17, 04:02 PM
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Water leaking at bottom of the furnace

Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and ac in general. I have a furnace in the basement that is leaking from the bottom and not sure why. I thought maybe it could be that the pump is clogged, but the water is not coming from the pump. Does anyone here think they can diagnose this or even a have a suggestion? I will attach an image or link. And fyi its old and looks bad.

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Old 01-14-17, 05:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums!


Please add your location to your profile so we can guess if you are running the furnace or the air conditioning. I'm going to guess air conditioning. That pump is intended to pump the water that condenses out of the air when it is cooled to a nearby drain. If the lines to the pump are clogged, or the pump stops working, the water will back up and leak out of anywhere it can. \

I'd start by disconnecting the lines to the pump and making sure they are not clogged. Then pour some water in the pump and see if it works.

Good luck with your project!
 
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Your unit needs a trap in the condensate line. The drain should also be 3/4" PVC pipe.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 04:46 AM
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thanks for the advice! I will try them out and let you know what happens.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 05:09 AM
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Why not repair the relief valve on the water heater also? It would let you get rid of the bucket and it also appears to be causing mold on the wall behind the air handler.
 
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