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TedMetro

03:32PM | 05/26/06
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
My condensate pan has a plastic pipe (female connector) coming out of it 90 degrees horizontally perpendicular to the floor.

There is a flared male connector that screws into the this pipe and the flared end is attached to a plastic hose that goes to the drain in the floor.

There is a slow but steady drip in coming from the plastic piece when it's screwed in. I unscrewed it, cleaned out all of the water in the condensate pan, cleaned everything out in the fitting and then tightened it with a wrench. I tightened it as far as it would go, but it still produces a slow drip.

Do I need tape or something to tighten it, or do I just buy a new fitting and try screwing that in to the housing coming off the condensate pan?

TedMetro

05:22PM | 05/26/06
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
It's not dripping where the flared end goes into the hose. The drip is where the male end screws into the pan.

This is what the piece looks like

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006MTRF6.01-ACP9B1ET1BHYS._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

The flared end into the hose is fine. I screw in the fitting and when it's snug the drip is coming out of the head of the plastic bolt.

TedMetro

06:45AM | 05/27/06
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
Thank you for your replies.

I went to Lowe's and got my pipe joint in a tube that said it was good for both plastic and metal. That appears to have done the trick, no more drips!

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.


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