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    Default aux pan for attic condensate pump

    I have to get my hearing checked. I could have sworn the buyer said that the seller was a HVAC contractor...

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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    Deal killer....


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    Picky HI
    approved galvanized drain pan
    approved aluminum baking sheet
    same difference ... its not like the condensate water will be hot

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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    More than condensate would have hit the pan if he were to have used his wife's good roasting pan.


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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    Kudos for utilization of the available materials and saved the gas, time, money and the earth by not having to make another trip to the supply store.


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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    Kind of a smart way to take care of a possible problem... I not 100% sure but I do not think the condensation pump is required to be in a pan. I'll need to look that one up...

    I see condensation pumps all the time most in my area have an emergency cutoff float switch installed in them that detect high water or if the unit fails.

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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    I think you heard him right, probably is a HVAC contractor…

    Just like the Plumbers house with a missing sink…
    The Builders home with half the cabinets installed…
    And, the Electricians home with light fixtures hanging from the wires…



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    Default Re: aux pan for attic condensate pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Kind of a smart way to take care of a possible problem... I not 100% sure but I do not think the condensation pump is required to be in a pan. I'll need to look that one up...

    I see condensation pumps all the time most in my area have an emergency cutoff float switch installed in them that detect high water or if the unit fails.
    I have never seen anything requiring protection for the pump. The blue wire nuts are over flow switch and appear to be hooked up, unusual esp for HVAC contractors home .
    My question is why have a pump if there is enough rise for that home made trap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
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    My question is why have a pump if there is enough rise for that home made trap?
    That was one of my questions, too. Gravity is so much more reliable than an electric pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    That was one of my questions, too. Gravity is so much more reliable than an electric pump.
    God I hate it when gravity fails!

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