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    any help appreciated

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    Does anyone know what this is and how to get it off? We are trying to access the drain line to flush/clean it out and the thing wont budge.

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    If you don’t know what it is you shouldn’t take it off. It’s wrong, it needs to be cut out and installed properly with the proper components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    If you don’t know what it is you shouldn’t take it off. It’s wrong, it needs to be cut out and installed properly with the proper components.
    Cut what out? This home is 9 years old was built to code. The ac itself is nice and cool and running now in hot ga heat

    Accessing the drain line however is hard

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    Try the other end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambergsu7 View Post

    Does anyone know what this is and how to get it off? We are trying to access the drain line to flush/clean it out and the thing wont budge.
    The white pipe IS the AC condensate drain. It won't come apart because it's been glued in place. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they left you access to clean the trap. Have your AC company re-work that for you so you can periodically clean it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambergsu7 View Post
    Cut what out? This home is 9 years old was built to code.
    Apparently not.
    Have your service provider cut that out and replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambergsu7 View Post

    Cut what out?
    This home is 9 years old was built to code.

    The ac itself is nice and cool and running now in hot ga heat

    Accessing the drain line however is hard.
    _ ONLY built to code.
    _ So,
    ____ WHERE IS[are] the PVC Pipe Union[s] that enables disassembly?

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    What I mean by that is we had this home inspected before purchase along with hvac tech to inspect the hvac and everything was fine.

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    That trap is a maintenance related item. Should be taken off and cleaned yearly. Not to mention it blocks the filter door on the air handler, how have you been changing your air filter?
    That trap needs to be cut out and redone properly. To where it’s not blocking essential parts of the equipment, and can be removed and cleaned.
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    Changed filter last week..try to change it once a month if I remember. Unit works well when it’s not clogged. Nice freezing cold air.

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    I’m confused, the air filter we change out every month is on the ceiling or the house? Or is there another?

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    A trap can be install without blocking air filter door. Also trap can be insulated to keep mold from developing.

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    I know it's early central time for me, but what kind of application is that, with the coil setting on what looks like a wood box, setting down in the overflow pan. Maybe someone can explain, while I grab my second cup of coffee.
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