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A/C Clogged drain pipe

I think I have a clogged drain pipe in my a/c. Yesterday we noticed water leaking into the house below the a/c unit and when i removed the filter I did not see any ice or anything. I used a shop vac to **** on the drain pipe outside the house and it did remove lots of dirty water and an orange sludge and this seemed to improve water flow out of the pipe. This morning I tried it again and more dirty water and sludge but improved draining as the a/c ran. I shot the garden hose up the pipe and just kept removing water. Now the drain pipe has not drained any water the last couple times the a/c ran and there is a gurgling noise coming from the drain pipe. I am afraid there is still a decent clog in the pipe somewhere. I know nothing about a/c's and have read a lot about blowing the pipe out but I cannot figure out where to disconnect the drain line in order to temporarily pipe it into a bucket in order to blow it from the other side with a hose. Trying not to call a professional, can anyone help?

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    RICHARD GING Feb 15, 2014

    YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CALCIUM DEPOSIT BUILD UP, USUALLY NEAREST THE ELBOWS, BEST WAY TO SOLVE WITHOUT CUTTING PIPES IS TO USE A FIBERGLASS FISHTAPE ROD AND SHOVE IT THRU IF POSSIBLE, SOMETIMES A LITTLE CLR WORKS GOOD ALSO

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