Our main trunk line including the condenser to the ac is in the attic. Ever since we moved here in '87 the condensation has drained out a regular 1/2" plastic garden hose laid between the ceiling joists, traveling about ten feet out to the eave and through the soffit.
I replaced the hose washer at the the connection the the pan when I noticed water coming through the ceiling tile back in '88. For years, every spring, I think should have that hose replaced with a more permanent drain. But I have never gotten around to it.
I am supposing whoever installed it in the first place, probably the HAVAC guys, did it because it was easy to snake a hose out to the eave, and the hose is flexible to bend through the opening in the soffit.
Do you guys think the hose is fine, or is the plastic in danger of crumbling completely?
What would be a better arrangement? Flexible copper? Pex? Working with PVC would be a b*tch in the tiny space between the roof and soffit.
Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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