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Old 06-15-2019, 07:43 PM   #21
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:24 PM   #22
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Ive done quite a few repairs thanks to shoddy condensate drains.

They poke them between the fascia and sheathing usually leaving a gap that invites squirrels.

I had one where the installer must have glued on the elbow then went back inside the attic and spun the pipe not realizing it. The poor slope and eventually clogged drain ruined the whole ceiling below. No low water alarm either.

They should put traps in them to prevent the spider webs
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Don't they need a deep trap to stop air loss????

The basement I'm repairing now has A.C. evaporator drain plumbed to the exhaust drain on the furnace condensate, leading to combustion air venting at the air gap under A-Coil, PASSED 15! annual inspections...

Aren't some Vent stacks unfit(plumbed for air only) for liquid sewerage?/ condensate, + freezing issues in cold attic spaces....


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