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    To be completely fair...

    ...you should put the secondary in a conspicuous location.Name:  drain 5416.jpg
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    And now that I think about it...it's better than dripping down all over the inside, is it not? the floor drain is a few feet to the left.
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    Well, it's damn sure better than a plug

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    At least the condensate water ( when primary plugs ) will not get on the electrical controls in the furnace section.

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    It might from splatter depending how hard it comes out the straight pipe

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    Honestly...the idea's kinda growing on me.

    Homeowner gets alerted much faster and knows exactly what's happening. They could even throw a bucket below the pipe and continue to have cooling. Inside of furnace gets spared water damage and rust.

    As long as the floor's unfinished and a drain is close by...

    This is the first and only time I ever saw it...guy probably got tired of being ribbed about it.
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    Water will most likely run on the bottom (outside) of the pipe and still drip inside the furnace... it needs a 45°.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchappa21 View Post
    Water will most likely run on the bottom (outside) of the pipe and still drip inside the furnace... it needs a 45°.
    A 90 or 45 should be thrown on it to keep it from dribbling back down the outside of the pipe.. Other than that it's fine with me. I've done it plenty. It also gives the service tech a little personal conditioning while troubleshooting.

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    A 45 or float switch.....

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    Or he could just do it right the first time

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    Let's be honest, here.

    The typical customer who is afflicted with condensate water attempting to exit the secondary pipe is in this very situation due to a lack of maintenance or inadequate frequency of maintenance. They will typically only call if the water is damaging something or if the unit does not work.

    My prediction is that the next time you return will be a no cooling or heating call - and there will be a slime trail to the floor drain in front of the furnace. OH! and they'll say "I've been meaning to call you guys about maintenance." as you walk towards the unit.

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