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Simple physics :
a gas is compressed and pushed thru an obstruction with a chance to expand on otherside , the change in pressure (high to low) causes gas to cool , cool items tend to attract moisture (from air ) in the form of condensation (like on outside glass of ice water) water droplets form and when they become to big to overcome the pull of gravity they fall down into collection bucket , that you empty most everyday !!
like I said simple physics !!!

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