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Old 10-04-2018, 05:18 PM
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I unplugged mine by using my shop wet/dry vac on the outside outlet and sucked all sorts of bad stuff out.

Old 10-04-2018, 05:45 PM
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Just had our unit replaced and the installer said not to use bleach as just the fumes alone from it would affect the aluminum A coil which is in the new system. (No longer copper) So you need to play it safe if you are not sure which type of A coil you have. Vinager and warm water best bet. Shop vac does ot hurt. But I like the OP’s water solution with the hose as long as it does not pop out of pipe.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Topspinmo View Post
How old is you’re house? Unless the float in the catch tray inside the unit I see none on my trane xr12.

7 years old. Carrier unit. Float in a tee in the condensation line (where the water flow turns 90* down) about 8" from the air handler unit.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kcrazorbackfan View Post
7 years old. Carrier unit. Float in a tee in the condensation line (where the water flow turns 90* down) about 8" from the air handler unit.

My unit 12 years old don’t have the shutoff float.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:39 PM
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Default Air Condensate drain

Originally Posted by theorem painter View Post
Dumb question here! How do you know if your ac condensation drain is plugged?
OK When the cold coils in the Air Unit come in contact with our high humidity air, the water drops out, off the coils and goes into a pan and then to a small white PVC line to drain outside. The water goes to your plants etc.
So, you can use a wet or dry vacuum or an air line if you have a compressor, it will blow out the line. It sometimes gets plugged because it is gravitating to the outside, it can get dead bugs in it, you can put a small piece of mesh at the end. You will find it in a planter or planted area, white PVC about 3/4 diameter.
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