Comfortmaker Heat Pump Condensate Drain

Need some advice from someone familiar with a comfortmaker heat pump
My Daughter's Comfortmaker Heat Pump (approx. 12 years old) has a PVC condensate drain at the evaporator coil but, in addition, has two short 1/2" copper tubes protruding from the cabinet, one offset and slightly above the other and both somewhat above the PVC Drain pipe.
They each protrude outside of the cabinet approx. 1" and are open to the outside (disconnected). My daughter said there used to be a blue plastic hose connecting the two but it has since deteriorated.
Now, the condensate drains from the uppermost copper tube, instead of being directed to the PVC Drain.
Does anyone know what these two short copper tubes are for and if and how they should be connected - if at all ?
Meanwhile, I'm going today - to see if the PVC Drain is clogged.
Thanks for your help
Bill
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On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 09:45:30 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@rento.com wrote:

The copper tubes are worth a lot of money. Remove them for scrap copper. Next spray the coil surface with a boric acid and muratic acid mix. Scrape it clean with a belt sander. Rinse with hot water and bake it dry in a convection oven. Bubba
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wrote:

Bubba - if you don't know, just don't reply
My profession is electronics. When I'm familiar with a subject, I reply freely to those that ask for help.
IMHO, you are an embarrassment to both this newsgroup and profession and someone should take you to task.
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2007 06:19:30 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@rento.com wrote:

So does this mean I wont be getting a Christmas card from you this year? (I just dont think I'll ever get over it) Bubba
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Maybe you would have gotten better responses had you posted pics of exactly what your talking about and specific model and serial numbers of the installation. I can't tell what she has or what to do to correct the issues because my crystal ball is too cloudy, and I can't *SEE* it through the computer screen. IMHO You need to call a local pro so you won't embarrass yourself on here anymore.
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Copper tubing will soon be outlawed by the EPA. You should check with a local HVAC company, and see if you can get that all replaced with PVC tubing. Cleaning the drain is a good idea.
Don't try to replace it yourself, you need a license. I know. Bubba told me.
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