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comment Air handler condensation draining problem
It empties into the floor drain but it is not sealed. I got ahold of the install guide and it does call for a j-trap. It even showed the dimensions and needed. I will give it a shot. Now I have to call someone to fix why the 2nd est of electric coils only kick on on emergency heat, not auxillary. I wish people would just install stuff correctly the first time. It's amazing to me that the some so-called professionals are anything but.
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
I think this is the case. I will try to correct. How could this be installed incorrectly. Could the handler be more powerful than the return vents are originally designed for?
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
I don't have a P-trap. Could that T joint be an issue? The pipe is sloped every inch of the way to the basement floor drain. I have also tried to remove the entire pipe drain and just let that first 90 degree piece empty out onto the floor. Same results. Could it be that I NEED a P-trap?
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
No trap on the drain.
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
Can anyone explain to me what those two other holes are for? The one on the left has the PVC facing up and the top one has a back plug. I've ran the system with no filter for two days and I still had the same issue with the water. Could the system bo so starved that it needs more return vents added? the system is not original to the house, although it was installed before I purchased the home.
Aug
27
revised Air handler condensation draining problem
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Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
I've always had about half the registers on the first floor closed (two-story home) and it has never given me a problem before. I updated my original post as well.
Aug
26
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
I forgot to include this in my original post. I thought that removing the filter entirely would solve the issue and I tried that. It worked at first, but then yet again, water would still spill out with no filter. It wasn't as bad, but it still happened.
Aug
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asked Air handler condensation draining problem
Aug
12
comment Do I need soffit vents and can I add them without taking the roof apart?
Another option it is simply fill the entire knee wall cavity with insulation.
Aug
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answered Do I need soffit vents and can I add them without taking the roof apart?
Aug
12
answered Is a 6 in. hole in a band joist okay?
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comment How to clean rust in hard to reach points on a tool?
I can't figure that out for the life of me. The product is amazing.
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answered How to get a straight line when painting wall with fillet to ceiling
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comment What is the optimal configuration of a cross brace on a wooden gate?
The Fence Bible covers this topic well if I recall.
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answered Speaker veneer challenge (wood repair)
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comment Dormers with ridge vents lower than main ridgeline
I think I'm good. I have added so much soffit venting, if nothing else, I am hanging my hat on the fact that I have improved the situation drastically.
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