So recently I heard this noise coming from the garage, where my furnace is located. I checked it out and noticed it was some kinda water pump that was running and running. Got on the inter web and researched things a bit. Found out it was pump that moves condensation water. They are used when there is no near by drain to get rid of it. Its the copper line you see in the photo. Well I traced it and it goes up in the attic and towards the back of the house. I couldn't trace where it ends because it runs under insolation. I mean I could of but I didn't feel like slipping and falling thru the celling at 10 at night. I'm thinking the line may be frozen, that or just clogged, as it was also spilling water out of the drain pan because it couldn't pump the water anywhere. So for the time being I have just been routing it to this bucket since it really doesn't produce that much water.
Now my question is, this outside A/C unit that only gets used in the summer, it doesn't use that dump water for anything does it? The copper line doesn't look like it goes in the direction of the unit out back but I don't know for sure as maybe it bends somewhere under the insolation and down to it. We have been only using the heat and so far with this set up everything has been getting along fine. However when I switch it over to a/c if the line is still jacked up and I end up routing it else where I don't want to run something dry that needs the water..
thanks for any help guys!