Heat pump question


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Old 08-21-02, 08:13 PM
J A Boggan
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Question Heat pump question

I have a Carrier heat pump. The air handler (unit under the house), is dripping water pretty bad. The house is six years old. It is coming from a "square" hole next to the drain pipe. The water comes out whenever the outside unit shuts off. I thought the drain might be stopped up, so I ran a "fish tape" in it and it seems to be o.k. There is a fall of 6" from the air handler to the outside wall about 25 ' away. Could the air handler be stopped up internally? Please excuse my terminology.
 
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Old 08-21-02, 09:13 PM
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The condensate line should have a trap in it. With out the trap, air is drawn in thru the line & can hold the water back.
 
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Old 08-22-02, 05:06 AM
J A Boggan
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It does have a trap, just when it leaves the air handler. Looks like a "J" trap under the sink.
 
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Old 08-22-02, 05:09 AM
rclhvac
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Is the trap clogged?
 
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Old 08-22-02, 05:45 PM
J A Boggan
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I'm fixing to find out. I'm going under the house and run the drain pipe out the other side of the house (where it will be 6" - 8" lower. I am going to replace all the PVC pipe including the trap. Thanks for your help.
 
 

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