My Air Conditioner Doesn't Have Water Dripping Out The Drain? - Photo

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The use of your air-conditioning unit will create condensation within the housing cover. As this water accumulates and fills the pan, it will reach the drain and drip out to the ground below. It is important that the drain line allows the water to flow out; a negative slope will force the water to remain full inside the air conditioning unit.

Here is an example of what a negative slope drain looks like.

air conditioner drain line

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Steve Hoffacker
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Tom,

When that drain/overflow starts working that AC unit will have pulled out a lot of moisture. :)

Stweve

May 13, 2012 08:39 PM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I just hope that the water is at least clear. It may have been sitting for a while Steve.

May 13, 2012 08:50 PM #2
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Eric Peltier
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Now that's intelligent!  I bet the air it blows smells mildewy.  Yuck!

May 13, 2012 08:52 PM #3
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I don't think it was always like this Eric. I heard that the deer were sleeping near there, it may have been bumped recently. Luckily the need to run the A/C just started here in Sacramento.

May 13, 2012 09:05 PM #4
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Sara Homan
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Hi Tom,  It is such an easy fix... even I can do it!  LOL

May 13, 2012 09:07 PM #5
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You could Sara, it just needed to be turned to level out the pipe. I did it with a small wrench.

Good to hear from you tonight.

May 13, 2012 10:41 PM #6
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Tom, I love reading your posts.  They are making me smarter by the day!  I sold a home a couple of years ago that had severe foundation problems that had been repaired twice. While the transaction was pending, the house heaved up again! I had great Sellers and a wonderful Realtor on the other side of the transaction, with a client who loved the house. Through brainstorming with many people, including two engineers, it was determined that the condensate line dropped through the wall and emptied under the foundation. That line had been the cause of the foundation shifting over the years. The wall was removed and the pipe properly rerouted.  All is well.

May 13, 2012 10:50 PM #7
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I am glad to have somehow made you smarter Sharon. I appriciate you reading my posts on a regular basis, I found that an honor.

I love the foundation story, we deal with many mysteries like this one. Often times we get calls because they don't know who else to call.

May 13, 2012 11:42 PM #8
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