Question about Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Lennox Central Air Merit Series

I simply want to know how to add bleach to drain line to keep if free of baterial build up. The is a red hex plug in one side and solid PVC on the other. Do I remove plug and add bleach there?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 182 Answers

No,There should be a tee in the line with the opening on top for you to pour bleach.If not,you can cut the line and add a coupling with only 1 side glued.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My coleman rv ac unit is dripping condensation inside the camper, what is causing that?


It is possible that the drain hole on condensate pan is plugged and causing water to over flow pan. Remove cover from unit and check drain line.Clean coils andpan as best you can and clear drain hole. Add a small amount of bleach to water in drain pan.This will kill any algea or bacteria that may be growing in condensate water and plugging the drain. Thank you

Jun 20, 2011 | Coleman Mach III Air Conditioner

1 Answer

IN THE CLOSET ERE MY AH IS LOCATED,THERE IS WATER ON MY FLOOR. WHY?


Your drain line is probably clogged. If you have shop vac, you can attach it to the drain outside. You may have to use tape to get a good seal and then use it to clear the clog. Also look in the air handler and see if there is a lot of build up in the pan under the coil. You can put a little Clorox bleach in the line a couple of times a year to help keep the drain line clear. Let me know if this helps.

Aug 18, 2010 | Weather King 10AJA2501AH Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Drip pan wet furnace filter lennox air handler


verymuch so it is clogged up , now open system treat drain pan with bleach ,blow out two lines if there are available but if theres only one treat that on ,then treat the coils clean an treat them after cleaning pour little bleach in the bottom of the pan

May 23, 2010 | Ruud UBHC Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have a Weather King AC/Furnace in the attic that's dripping water into the drain pan. When we purchased our new house it came with this unit and it never dripped ater. Now, the water is dripping towards...


I assume it is dripping water when the AC is running. If you look at the attic unit, there should be a PVC pipe running from the unit - probably an insulated PVC pipe. This pipe probably goes across the attic to the edge of the house and drains outside. The drain pan may also have a drain pipe, but the one on the AC unit is the issue, and is probably plugged. Go outside and see if you can locate the AC drain pipe. See if the ground is wet below the pipe and if water is steadily dripping from the pipe (with AC running). If the pipe and ground are dry, the pipe is plugged. If you have a wet/dry vac, try connecting it to the drain pipe outside to see if you can **** the pluggage out. If you can get it clear, water should start dripping out of the pipe. This same thing happened at our house. I decided to cut the pipe in the attic, and add in a PVC isolation valve, tee, and water hose connection with plug, so I can valve out the AC unit from the pipe, remove hose connection plug, and hook up a water hose and flush the line to outside. Lowe's sells all of the PVC pipe fittings. The water pressure from the hose will always flush out the algae and crud to the outside of the house. I can also remove the plug and pour a cup of bleach down the drain pipe every couple of months to keep algae growth in check. I also cut out the trap (u-leg) from pipe in the attic and purchased a ready made trap a Lowes (the contractor who built our house had made a lousy homemade trap). I purchased a few PVC elbows and installed the trap on the drain pipe outside. By the way, our AC drain pipe comes out of our wall outside and drains near our outside unit. Our secondary drain pan drain pipe comes out outside from an eave on the side of the house. I don't know what you drain line looks like (it may have a port to add bleach, or some cleanout provisions, maybe not). If you choose to modify/improve it, then make a sketch of it, go to Lowe's and get the PVC parts you need + PVC pipe primer and cement. PVC cement dries fast. Remember, the pipe must flow downhill from you AC attic unit. You can use a regular wood saw to cut the pipe. I hope this helps you. You need to keep the drain line clear as algae will continue to grow in it. Pouring bleach in the line every month or two helps. You also need to check maybe once a month that the line is draining properly (check to see if dripping outside). You can get some serious water damage to your ceilings if the water backs up and overflows. I discovered that our drain line was plugged just in time as our drain pan drain line was also partially plugged and drain pan was about to overflow.

May 08, 2010 | Weather King 12AJA4201AH Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have a unit in the attic that is installed in the attic horizontally. The condensation leaks out the unit into the overflow pan. I have had the drip pan replaced as it was cracked, the overflow line...


It sounds like to me that the leak is coming from inside the unit(air handler) possibly your evaporator coil is icing up and causing a build up of water just below where the 3/4" P.V.C. drain line connects. Instead of draining out the line, it is finding its way out of the unit else where. I have seen this many times. It sounds like you have done everything that I would have done, but take a look at the bottom of the evaporator pan and I bet that it also is starting to rust out.If the new overflow pan is not leaking, and the condensate line is leak free, it has to be leaking from the evap pan inside the unit.That's why you have the overflow pan in the 1st place to prevent ceiling damage as I am sure you know. I hope I have been of some help to you, please let me know what you find.

Sincerely, Shastalaker7

Nov 01, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Leaking central A/C unit (Lennox G40uh)


Make sure your condensate drain is clear of algae and other things that can clog the drain line plumbing. This can also lead to hard to control mold and mildew problems inside. Take a "wet or dry" shop vac to the end of the condensate drain line and vacuum out whatever is in the line until it is clear. The drain should flow well and not a occasional drip.

To control the build up of this gunk, about once a month, pour a cup of white vinegar into the drain line near the beginning of the line and the acidity of the vinegar will kill and prevent the regrowth of the drain clogging gunk without harming the environment outside.

If you still have problems, find and reduce sources of humidity inside the building. If the AC is too large for the building, it can fail to run long enough to extract moisture. If the blowers are partly in a hot space and partly in the cool room, the colder setting can cause the humidity to condensate on it as it does naturally in the AC unit and in our weather.

Hope this helps you get started. If not, consult your local HVAC company. See if you have an ARS service near you.

Jul 28, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Leaking water


Sounds like ether you have a plugged condensate drain,or the drain pan is rusted out.If it it clogged you can squire a bit of water through to unclogg.If it is rusted youll have to wait it out.Good luck.

Jul 13, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Whater leack around heating/cooling system


With good problem descriptions, comes good answers, Check filter -- plugged drain line, somehow add some bleach to the drainage system or blow the line clear with preassure or water!

Sep 02, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Water on basement floor


The song "knock three times , on the ceiling if you need meeeee! This sounds like a slow drain or plugged drain line, just reverse the water flow with a water hose or preassure! (last if its an old system over 20 yrs old you could have a rusted drain pan. try introducing bleach into the system (clorox)!............Thank-you very much!

Aug 25, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

131 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2047 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Cris Sparks
Cris Sparks

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...