malchior wrote:Yikes! Overflowing condensation pan?Freezer-TPF- wrote:]Oh, and make sure the a/c drain is clear before you get into the high humidity season. Ask me how I know!
Pretty much. The trap on the drain pipe was clogged, so the water backed up and eventually overflowed the pan. I discovered it on Friday afternoon right as we were getting ready to leave for two nights(!!!), and luckily we caught it fairly early (towels for clean-up rather than wet vacs). If I had not looked in the closet and we had left, we would have come back Sunday to a much more serious situation. Apparently, the previous owner had not really checked/flushed the drain in many, many years.
As it was, there was water on the floor in half of the large utility closet (of course it didn't make it to the drain or sump...) and the carpet around the outside of the closet was damp. We applied a space heater, dehumidifier, fan, and at times even a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. Everything has seemed pretty dry for the last few days, but we're running the gizmos a few more days to make sure we've gotten everything as dry as possible.
I bought some Leakfrogs a while ago from woot!, but of course I hadn't gotten around to setting them up. I am just very lucky I looked in that closet on Friday.
Other than a little warping on a door jamb, I think we should be fine going forward, but I'm sure Smoove will be here shortly to explain how less than perfectly dry carpet padding will eventually kill my entire family.