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Re: AC condensate drainage
Originally Posted by coxjam
Brian, thanks for the reply. I was wondering how you small tube was placed for the condensate drainage. Do folks just lay it in the drain pan? I hate to not connect the two drainage ports in the pan, if the condensator failed to work properly, there would be a heck of amess. I am installing a 900 gph pump
which is over kill for my 16K BTU unit so some water reduction should be tolerated just fine I think. The panty hose idea is a great idea. I use to do that on my polaris swimming pool vaccuum to collect the finer particles in that.
The condensate vacuum tube is roughly 1/4 inch. It is small, but works. Now coming off the condensate pan should be a 5/8 inch hose IIRC. You need both because the venturi may fail. In Florida at least, it is shocking how much water you pull out of the boat!!
When putting the condensate tube in, make sure it is well above the waterline and secure it via tie straps into the condensate pan with the end down. It seems to work best when it does not get air sucked into the line
Regarding the pump
size, I am not sure how much more of a difference it will make. The issue is the venturi will reduce the size of the exit. I would guess it is no more than a quarter inch where it goes through. I have no idea how much (or little) the larger pump
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Last edited by Cruisingdad; 11-05-2012 at 11:58 AM.