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    LIQUID LINES SWEATING PROFUSELY - This is what I did !

    LIQUID LINES SWEATING PROFUSELY - This is what I did !

    I have a Brick Home and any Lines that Run through the Brick and Block - there is an Inch Air Space
    .75 - 1.5" Space on some Homes _ there is also a lot of Moister in these Walls ..

    That's why a lot of _ Mason's Install Weeps . Any How - I was getting Continuous Drips .. New Install ..

    Ended Up Drilling Holes All around the Freeze Board where the Lines ran through Block or Brick and Blew _ Half a Can
    of Insulating Foam into the Wall _ Between the Freeze Board and the Outside , Brick & Block ..

    Solved the Issue . .

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    If the liquid line was sweating then I know that no amount of insulation will solve that problem. The vapor line, yes. The liquid line, no.

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    Sweating May Not be the correct Term and Small Lines it was the High Humidity in Southern Homes Combined with NO WEEPS
    as they Don't want Bugs getting in and ( Yes I have seen Tight Screens Used for the Weeps ) -
    They don't seem to due that Either in the South .

    The Pipe simply Acts as a Pathway ..

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    If the Installer _ Drills the Holes to Close to the STEP at the Top of the Wall from Basement to the Step for the Brick .
    It Simply Starts a Path ..

    It's a Possibility that some with Brick Home _ have this Condition .

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    You might contain or stop the moisture from forming but you will not fix the REASON the liquid line is condensing. ..

    If the liquid line is below outdoor temp there is a refrigeration problem that needs fixing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vstech View Post
    You might contain or stop the moisture from forming but you will not fix the REASON the liquid line is condensing. ..

    If the liquid line is below outdoor temp there is a refrigeration problem that needs fixing.
    Agree :

    Read My Reply's Twice :

    See Diagram : It Could be all about the Construction on a Split System &
    Where the Holes were Drilled .

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    No matter the humidity or any dew point the air would be the smaller LIQUID line on an operating AC system will not sweat unless there's a refrigeration problem. The Larger SUCTION vapor line will sweat under most conditions when operating.

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    In The Illustration Above - there is an Item Marked : Open Weave - Mesh .

    New Products of this Type are more Open and Help allow Air to Move and the Wall to Breathe .
    In Older Homes it was more like a Wick . ( If You Drill a Whole in a - Wick - Your going to get What ? )





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    You didn't solve the issue. Liquid line isn't suppose to sweat, period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QualityAssure View Post
    LIQUID LINES SWEATING PROFUSELY - This is what I did !

    I have a Brick Home and any Lines that Run through the Brick and Block - there is an Inch Air Space
    .75 - 1.5" Space on some Homes _ there is also a lot of Moister in these Walls ..

    That's why a lot of _ Mason's Install Weeps . Any How - I was getting Continuous Drips .. New Install ..

    Ended Up Drilling Holes All around the Freeze Board where the Lines ran through Block or Brick and Blew _ Half a Can
    of Insulating Foam into the Wall _ Between the Freeze Board and the Outside , Brick & Block ..

    Solved the Issue . .
    The liquid line should always be warmer then the dew point when an A/C runs. So its temp should never be at or below the dew point. If a liquid line is sweating, there is a problem with the system.

    Your attempt at a solution for riverridge01, is the reason only the thread starter, and Pro * members can reply to threads in the AOP forums.
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