air conditioner drain is flooding my yard

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concerned home owner

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#1
Jul 2, 2012
 
My condensation drain is flooding my yard in only one area of the yard, yes it needs water but its only around the air conditioner
hank kimball

Hazel Crest, IL

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#2
Jul 2, 2012
 
Take advantage of it, and plant a garden there.
concerned home owner

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#3
Jul 2, 2012
 
Doesn't that water have harmful chemicals in it I don't even want my dog to drink it
concerned home owner

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#4
Jul 2, 2012
 
The garden idea won't work because it is between my house and driveway its trying to get under my house
balls deep

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#5
Jul 2, 2012
 
I got the same problem I don't like veggies or I would have a pretty nice garden
WHY

La Center, KY

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#6
Jul 2, 2012
 
I have a pipe on my drain to run it away from the house but years ago I had dogs in pen and ran it to their water bowl,it must have been ok to drink because their all still fine I just moved them to bigger pen,Id not worry too much unless it quits running out water
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Paducah, KY

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#7
Jul 2, 2012
 
The water is just the moisture the air conditioner is removing from the air to make it cool. Your house must be pretty humid inside or your return is near a bathroom or laundry room. Its just water so it's safe. I have been known to drop a chlorine tablet in the puddle in my yard, I do not have pets and it is fully fenced in, just to help keep the mosquitoes at bay.

“All gave some,some gave all.”

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#8
Jul 2, 2012
 
You could plant english ivy.

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Since: Apr 12

Madisonville, Ky

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#9
Jul 2, 2012
 
There is no way an air conditioner could produce enough condensation to flood an area, you'd better check for a broken water line.
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Paducah, KY

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Jul 2, 2012
 

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Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
There is no way an air conditioner could produce enough condensation to flood an area, you'd better check for a broken water line.
Very good point, the "puddle" in my yard is very small and I know it's from the air conditioner. If it's alot of water it could be a water line or worse, a septic tank if they are not on sewer.
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#11
Jul 2, 2012
 
The more humid it is, the more condensation it will produce, should be ok for dogs to drink..
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#12
Jul 2, 2012
 
I got the same proble every time I now I leave ruts in the yard I never even thought about doin anything about it does any one have any logical answer to this problem
American

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#13
Jul 2, 2012
 
dig a deep hole, put some #3 rock in it and then cover it up. The hole will let the moisture seep into the ground and won't flood anymore.
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Jul 2, 2012
 
American wrote:
dig a deep hole, put some #3 rock in it and then cover it up. The hole will let the moisture seep into the ground and won't flood anymore.
Great Idea! I pipe it to a bucket and use it to water some of my flowers.

“All gave some,some gave all.”

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Jul 3, 2012
 
Beautician wrote:
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Great Idea! I pipe it to a bucket and use it to water some of my flowers.
That is the best idea..

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#16
Jul 3, 2012
 
If you will take a picture of it,id love to share the idea.
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Jul 3, 2012
 

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if u dont like it turn ur air off. then way out which is worse.
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Burlington, NC

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Oct 11, 2012
 

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I dug a hole about 2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft. I filled it with broken blocks and bricks in hte bottom. Then gravel to within 6" of the top. fille the rest of the way with dirt.

This gives the water a means of filtering down through the gravel and blocks and soaking into the earth without the muddle puddle on top of the groud.

My Grandfather called this a "DryWell"

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