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mjc1234 06-29-2008 12:21 PM

AC Pipe Condensation
Hello - hopefully this is a quick question for all you A/C experts. Just had a new A/C unit installed (Goodman 3.5 Ton 14 SEER) and noticed what looks like a lot of condensation on the outside pipes coming from the condenser. Doesn't look like it is leaking; but there is puddling underneath the area of pipe that is uninsulated. So my questions are:

1. How much condensation should I expect especially in hot weather (it's been pushing 90+ over the last few days)?
2. If the amount of condensation is okay; is there any problem with the puddling occuring below the pipes which is getting to the underside of the new condensor?
3. If the amount of condensation is not normal; is there anything I can do as a quick fix without calling the service guy back (for example; insulate the rest of pipe that is exposed back to the condensor - would that cut down on the problem?)

System seems to be working fine; house is cool and all. Just wondering about the "normal" amount of condensation.



glennjanie 06-29-2008 02:12 PM

Welcome Mike:
The condensation is normal and natural. You could set the condensing unit up on a 1/2" rubber pad at each corner, just to keep the condensation from rusting it out.

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