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Condensate drain gone awry

Rick18071

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307.2.1 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all cooling
coils and evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain
pan outlet to an approved place of disposal. Such piping
shall maintain a minimum horizontal slope in the direction
of discharge of not less than one-eighth unit vertical in 12
units horizontal (1-percent slope). Condensate shall not
discharge into a street, alley or other areas so as to cause a
nuisance.

307.2.4 Traps. Condensate drains shall be trapped as
required by the equipment or appliance manufacturer.

307.2.5 Drain line maintenance. Condensate drain lines
shall be configured to permit the clearing of blockages and
performance of maintenance without requiring the drain
line to be cut.
 

north star

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No visible drain lines for either drain pan

[ i.e. - Standing water in the drain pan
on the right ].........Air filter stored in the
drain pan with standing water not a Code

violation, just very bad practice.

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Pcinspector1

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Wood support blocks in the pan, usually see concrete block. May not be a code violation.

Does the WH pan have a drain?

Does the furnace suck air from the room or is that a furnace filter holder, if so what room is the furnace getting return air from?

Is that CPVP or PVC piping?, are you using tobacco spit to clean your lens?:eek:
 

Keystone

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All the above

That water heater will be a blast to pull up and out when it’s full of sediment and needs replacement. Hvac hacks could’ve placed unions on both ends for the plumber. Clear access!

Are those brass elbows?
 

klarenbeek

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Sioux Falls, SD
Need drains or wet switches in the overflow pans, condensate drain maintenance provisions, and taking return from the mechanical room, plus just plain making it a pain to replace the water heater.

Does that unit have a water cooled condenser and compressor in its base? It look a lot like geothermal heat pump systems we occasionally see around here where the entire refrigeration system is contained in the base of the unit, with glycol filled lines running to an underground loop.
 
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