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07-22-2011, 05:56 PM #1New Guest
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The contents of drainage from an air conditioning unit.
This thread may or may not belong on this particular forum, but I figured I would give it a shot.
In my apartment, they put the drainage line for my air conditioner right above my bathtub. It drips at night (loudly), keeps me up, and drips on me while taking a bath/shower.
I was curious if anyone knew the contents of that water/waste?
I am sure it's not 100% purified water, because (1.) it's waste coming from the air conditioning unit itself and (2.) there was a reddish color on a paper towel I stuffed into the opening of the drainage line to keep it from dripping for a while before going to bed.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
07-22-2011, 06:17 PM #2
The water from the air conditioner condensate is classified as distilled water.
I would not drink it. It would contain particulates of dust and normal stuff that is in the air.
This water dripping through your ceiling is picking up the particles of whatever your ceiling is made of. Which could be more harmful to you than the condensate water.
Have your condensate water line fixed by a pro as soon as possible.Never give up; Never surrender!
07-22-2011, 07:31 PM #3
Never seen a primary drain run into a bathtub before, usually the line from the emergency pan to let you know that there's a problem with the main drain.
07-22-2011, 08:41 PM #4
What FlyersFan said. It is unlikely that drain is the only one for your a/c. It is there to keep the a/c from ruining your bathroom ceiling if the primary drain clogs up. It is also not good to leave it like that, for more than the reasons you've given above (which are good ones)."In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
- Homer Simpson
07-23-2011, 02:39 AM #5New Guest
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I appreciate the comments, guys, thank you very much.
I have reported the problem several times to the apartment management and recently rigged a small tubing solution to make it so that the water runs to the side of my bath tub.
I'm hoping that, at least, the management at the apartment complex will reimburse me for the cost of the materials (just tape and piping).
I hadn't thought about that particular valve being a secondary one, but that does make sense. I will bring that up with them.
Good responses, it's a shame I probably won't be able to talk here more often, ha. Thanks again.