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Re: AC condensate drainage

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Originally Posted by coxjam View Post
I have a generic question about these venturi devices. Do you just lay the tubing in the bottom of the condensation pan? My pan has two drain ports that have a 5/8 in ID hose that fits over it that runs to the bilge ( I don't have a sump pump in my boat). I'm reluctant to block the
I think you lost part of your post.

I have installed the venturis on my boat. Got them for about $15/piece IIRC. I installed them on the exit side of the compressor, above the waterline, just before it goes overboard. From there, I ran the small tube directly into the condensate drainage. I put panty hose over that to keep any particles from clogging it up.

It works very well. However, it will reduce the flow of your water circulation. That could have some long term issues I might think?? I still think the best solution is a dedicated catch basin and having it pumped overboard. The venturi is only a lot cheper and easier to install. Who knows.... time will tell I guess.

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