Hi so I just purchased a house. It was a bank foreclosure. The bank installed a new ac unit. The ac wasn't running in day one. I figured out it was bc the condensate line wasn't draining properly. The drain pan was full and the wet switch was causing the power to be cut. I vacuumed that up and the ac works now. The problem is that the condensate still isn't draining properly. I the pipe is not clogged. I put some downward pressure on at as shown here

And I could here the water draining into the sump pump.

I took as many pictures as possible. Is this something I could perhaps fix myself or should I just call an hvac service?


Sorry for the poor formatting, trying to do all this from my phone.

  • Do you have enough pitch in pipe to drain? If not need a pump to help. – user101687 Jun 29 '19 at 19:52
  • So what I'm noticing is that the pipe coming out of the hvac is angled upwards and I believe that it the crux of it – Matty D Jun 29 '19 at 19:55
  • Yeah, water only flows downhill... a syphon isn't going to work here because the flow isn't continuous... – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 29 '19 at 20:03
  • That will do it. No pitch to drain. – user101687 Jun 29 '19 at 20:06
  • What should I do about it? Like the hvac is sitting on concrete slab of the crawlspace and I don't know how I could angle it down – Matty D Jun 29 '19 at 20:17

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