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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #180 on: April 08, 2020, 01:07:27 AM »
Any idea what this leak could be? Dripping pretty steadily. Clear and oderless.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #181 on: April 08, 2020, 01:08:39 AM »
Any idea what this leak could be? Dripping pretty steadily. Clear and oderless.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #182 on: April 08, 2020, 11:30:42 AM »
Any idea what this leak could be? Dripping pretty steadily. Clear and oderless.
Probably water - your leak is right under the drain pan. Are you using it for a/c now?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #183 on: April 08, 2020, 11:36:45 AM »
Any idea what this leak could be? Dripping pretty steadily. Clear and oderless.
Two major possibilities is A-coil pan or humidifier.
1 - Are you using your AC
2 - If so is there water coming out of the white pvc
3 - Do you have a humidifier on the furnace
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #184 on: April 08, 2020, 12:39:29 PM »
Probably water - your leak is right under the drain pan. Are you using it for a/c now?
Yes

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #185 on: April 08, 2020, 12:39:56 PM »
Two major possibilities is A-coil pan or humidifier.
1 - Are you using your AC
2 - If so is there water coming out of the white pvc
3 - Do you have a humidifier on the furnace
Yes, I don't think so, no

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #186 on: April 08, 2020, 12:43:50 PM »
I don't think so
Most likely it is then clogged.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #187 on: April 08, 2020, 12:45:36 PM »
Most likely it is then clogged.
What exactly is clogged and how do I unclog it?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #188 on: April 08, 2020, 12:57:58 PM »
What exactly is clogged and how do I unclog it?
If it is clogged it would most likely be right at were the pvc comes out of the furnace.
Another possibility I don't want to think about is the A-coil pan has a hole or rusted through.
Have you ever worked with pvc or know someone who has?
You can first try snaking a wire up the pvc. It won't make it through the tee into the furnace but will check most of the pvc.

If it was me I would just cut the pvc then weld (glue) it back together with a coupler.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #189 on: April 08, 2020, 01:05:18 PM »
Ok thanks I'll look into this

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #190 on: April 08, 2020, 01:10:06 PM »
Double check the pvc drain tube. See if any water is coming out after the AC has been running.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #191 on: April 08, 2020, 01:29:40 PM »
Double check the pvc drain tube. See if any water is coming out after the AC has been running.
So the PVC tube is draining water. The AC was running this morning again, and hasn't been leaking. Could a clog have resolved itself?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #192 on: April 08, 2020, 02:51:11 PM »
So the PVC tube is draining water. The AC was running this morning again, and hasn't been leaking. Could a clog have resolved itself?
Yes the clog can resolve itself. A lot of time it is just dust/dirt build up. Mix that with water and it can clog. Enough water can wash the clog right down the pvc. When the AC is running check the drain to make sure water is coming out. Hopefully you are good and I won't have to come over there.  :)
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #193 on: April 08, 2020, 03:29:30 PM »
Yes the clog can resolve itself. A lot of time it is just dust/dirt build up. Mix that with water and it can clog. Enough water can wash the clog right down the pvc. When the AC is running check the drain to make sure water is coming out. Hopefully you are good and I won't have to come over there.  :)
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #194 on: April 08, 2020, 03:40:37 PM »
Well that's why I wear one of those hospital masks when I go outside.
  That's the only thing I have in common with the Chinese.  ;)
 That's another reason why I love the winter, get to look normal without having to wear the mask only my scarf around my face. 🤪

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #195 on: May 20, 2020, 03:59:40 PM »
Yes the clog can resolve itself. A lot of time it is just dust/dirt build up. Mix that with water and it can clog. Enough water can wash the clog right down the pvc. When the AC is running check the drain to make sure water is coming out. Hopefully you are good and I won't have to come over there.  :)
So it stopped leaking but now started again. The drain snakes around the whole room, so it's kind of long. How can I clean it out? It's not completely clogged, because there is a little dripping out at the end.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #196 on: May 20, 2020, 04:00:21 PM »
So it stopped leaking but now started again. The drain snakes around the whole room, so it's kind of long. How can I clean it out? It's not completely clogged, because there is a little dripping out at the end.
There is a p trap if that's helpful.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #197 on: May 20, 2020, 04:01:03 PM »
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #198 on: May 20, 2020, 04:03:47 PM »
So it stopped leaking but now started again. The drain snakes around the whole room, so it's kind of long. How can I clean it out? It's not completely clogged, because there is a little dripping out at the end.
I am guessing with that long of a run you have 90 degree turns? This is all PVC?
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #199 on: May 20, 2020, 04:06:55 PM »
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Ok that helps. Can you see the water draining down the tee?
You can pour water directly down the tee to see if it backups there. This will let you now if the problem is downstream or upstream.
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