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Old 12-09-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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AquaAir condensate pans

I have the AquaAir system (2002 vintage), with evaporators that look like this. Does anyone know if the condensate catch pans are attached to the rest of the unit, or if the pan is separate, just sitting there under the unit? The drain holes in my pans face aft, and it's impossible to get to them. One of the hoses back there has developed a leak. I would like to lift the units up, flip the condensate pans around so that the drain holes are in the front, for easy access to the drain hoses.

(I put bromide tablets in the pans frequently, so they drain nicely. I just need to be able to get to the plumbing more easily.)

Thanks for any input!
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I have no experience with that unit. But looking at the photo maybe just add a drain on the front end and either leave the aft drain alone or plug it with some putty. Usually the drain pans are attached to the unit and are not able to be turned around.
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+1 BoatNut, just adding a drain on the front.
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I have no experience with that unit. But looking at the photo maybe just add a drain on the front end and either leave the aft drain alone or plug it with some putty. Usually the drain pans are attached to the unit and are not able to be turned around.
"Just add a drain to the front." I thought about that, but how? Easy to drill a couple holes, but then what? How would I attach a hose to the holes? It's awfully tight, with a lot of nearby plywood, for any welding. Suggestions welcome!
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This may or may not work, but I did a quick search and came up with this on Amazon. It is 1/2” NPT. “Drain Assembly For Drip Tray“. Or something similar.
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Here is a photo of it.
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Metal to metal, epoxy is great. Maybe just epoxy on a metal hose barb?
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Metal to metal, epoxy is great. Maybe just epoxy on a metal hose barb?
That would also work.
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