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    this cant be factory

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    I found this today on a goodman AEPT model air handler. don't kno how it still runs after the obvious condensate overflow....leaking coil, recommended new system!

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    Whoa. Duct problem s anyone?

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    Maybe you found the answer to keeping the GE x-13s and others working = Water Cooling effect across the cntl. haha.

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    Haha maybe cuz i kno everyone says the slightest moisture will ruin em....thts because it needs alot!

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    I think the installation instructions tell you to rotate the motor so the plugs are away from the drain pan when installing the air handler in the horizontal left direction, but other than that it looks factory.

    It is a very good illustration of why the secondary drain outlet should be piped out, even if only dumped into the emergency drain pan, rather than left plugged like most people do.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    It would suck a lot of dirty air like that mark untrapped into safety pan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    It would suck a lot of dirty air like that mark untrapped into safety pan
    It is a lesser evil than flooding the inside of the air handler cabinet when the drain becomes clogged.

    Drill a 1/4" hole in a cap and slip it on the end of the stub if you are worried about 10-20 cfm of air sucking in through a piece of 3/4" PVC, or put a waterless trap on it.
    Another option would be to pipe the secondary drain outlet into one of the variety of condensate safety switches available.
    Drying out the inside of an air handler in the cooling season is the devil, so measures should be taken to avoid it getting flooded in the first place.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    It would suck a lot of dirty air like that mark untrapped into safety pan
    Good reason to sell a service agreement and that little bit of dirt will never equal enough to clog a coil if coil is cleaned every year.

    I agree with mark much rather have a secondary drain ran out in front of a window or at least in a secondary pan with a float.

    we never leave the cap on if we do somebody is getting a a** chewing. Had more than one that drained back down the return. Another ceiling and another reason we didnt get AG Edwards those quarters.

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