I have a window AC in my 2nd floor apartment that is running constantly
during the summer, and, as a result, drips a lot of water onto the
patio below. I would like to run a flexible pipe down to a sewer
drain, but I'm not sure how to connect to the the AC steel drain pan.
At the front/corner/bottom edge of the unit, there is a 1/2"-3/4" hole
on the side of the pan (not the bottom), so I'm not sure if that's the
only place it will drip from. I'm having help to install the AC this
weekend, so I'd like to have a good setup in place (since I won't be
able to take it down alone to make adjustments later). Any advice or
experience? Also what type of hose/piping would I need to get? Thanks.
Also wanted to add:
After reading through some more topics here, I found this info:
So I think that hole is supposed to be plugged on my 5-year-old AC.
However, my landlord believes that if its not dripping out, then it's
draining into the walls.
So I may have to live with lower efficiency and a leak.
Thanks in advance for any other ideas!
How much water if any a window a/c drips depends on how humid it is
where you live. If it is very humid, more condensation will be produced,
and less will be evaporated by being splashed onto the condenser coil.
In drier areas, the opposite will be true, and the unit may not drip
any. What I would do in your situation is find, make, or have made, a
pan about 1" deep that will fit under the unit and has some sort of
fitting that you can attatch a hose or pipe to, and run it to whatever
location you want. You may be able to fasten the front edge to the wall,
and hang the rear from the unit sloping down a little with wire on each
side so you do not have to drill or screw into the unit and risk hitting
a ref line. This will give you the best of both worlds-- you will still
have the cooling of the condenser coils from the water, and divert any
excess. Good luck Larry
On 30 May 2006 23:45:42 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
If it was me, I would keep it simple so I can clean it out. I would
just run a tube, purchased from like home depot, that fit a funnel I
picked up at the store, and make a catch drain. Take a little
silicone(don't go crazy, you want to be able to remove it later) and
attacth the funnel under the drippin spot(the drain). Support the
tube all the way to the ground, and let it empty to the soil.
Now this is all just a guess, since I can't actually your setup, but
the principle is the same, keep it simple seriously.
tom @ www.medjobsite.com
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