Hi. I have air conditioning installed in the block. Outdoor unit on the balcony, drainage to the bucket. (2nd floor, there is no question of putting the pipe outside the balcony, there are no gutters within reach, currently no possibility of draining (pumping out) the condensate to the kitchen or bathroom (maybe someday generalce you could run a tube in the bathroom floor). Simply at this point, the bucket is the only (known to me) way out. I like to combine and I decided that since the outdoor unit is blowing with hot air, I found that I would check the evaporation efficiency. Briefly writing I did as shown in the picture below: I put the end of a tetras diaper into the outlet of the condensate tube (it perfectly collects moisture when wiped) and hung it ~ 50 cm in front of the air outlet with the unit. outside, putting the rest in the bucket. I admit that I have not yet measured the efficiency of this solution (due to lack of time), but the fact is that the water in the bucket arrives much slower. Not only that - for example yesterday morning there was ~ 4 cm of water in the bucket, the air conditioning was not turned on all day (there was no need to do so) and the bucket was dry until the evening. And here I have questions for professionals or imaginative guests (or both ): Are there any condensate evaporation systems used in professional air conditioning systems? (I've heard of sputtering but missed evaporation.) If I wanted to make a slightly better and more durable version of such an evaporator, do you have ideas how to possibly make it and from what material? At the moment, I have an idea to hang this tetra in such a way as to maximize its surface. wavy like a curtain (vertically) or in some way (e.g. on strings) horizontally. horizontal folds should be better as they will extend the vertical water path giving more time to evaporate. Please note that I do not want to use the outdoor unit cooler for water evaporation / disposal. I don't want to "interfere" with it. What do you think about such a "screwed up" idea? .
And here I have questions for professionals or imaginative visitors (or both): are there any condensate evaporation systems used in professional air conditioning systems? (I've heard of sputtering but missed evaporation.)
I am not a professional. Most often, in split systems, I saw the condensate drainage pipe outside, and the water was dripping. As an imaginative person, you may be able to pour the condensate over the radiator. It's hot so the water evaporates quickly and the fan blows everything out. You can also make the water outside fall into something that breaks the drop (computer fan?) And then that water falls rather unnoticed in the form of a drizzle. Or pour the condensate onto the blades of the running fan originally built into the air conditioner.
More like a curiosity, I have a portable air conditioner in which the condensate was discharged outside with a rubber hose. It was quite a problem, because the air conditioner was able to fill a 5-liter bottle on one day. It turned out that it is enough to block the hose and the condensate somehow magically disappears. It is unlikely to work for you. But you can put a snake in a flower and water the plants; D. Or get along with your neighbors. They won't even notice such a small tube.
Producing cold steam? All in all a nice option, but one small mistake, a drop of water too large and the device will flood and stop producing steam. Better a small heater, 10W is unlikely to be noticeable compared to a 4kW air conditioner, and simple water evaporation.
I tested my owned today solution . In half an hour with naked 391 g of water dripped into the tubes and released after a rag it accumulated 269 g, which is 30% less. Today I also bought a balcony pot and spread out the rag, increasing the area more than twice. I have not fully tested this solution yet, but there was no water in the pot for several minutes of work. Now it remains only to wait for another hot day. If this solution works, I have an idea how to do it a bit more professionally . This is what version 2 looks like:
If someone is interested in the topic, I can post updates .
Release the tube on the condenser fins (you can bend them a little for this need), there is hot metal and high airflow - it will evaporate instantly
Great idea. As soon as the water evaporates, the efficiency of the device will increase. I would only suggest pouring the water through a sort of collector mounted on top of the condenser. Such a gutter with holes. The water will run in thin rivulets over the fins and will be sucked into the condenser. Buttonholes must be a lot or a brush.
As an imaginative person, you may be able to pour the condensate over the radiator. It's hot so the water evaporates quickly and the fan blows everything out.
But the author denied the idea:
I do not want to interfere with the external unit.
We know that you proposed - there is a mass of Klim that is made like this - apparently the idea has been known for a long time. There is no interference here - the outlet of the tube should adjoin the lamellas (I would press it into the lamellas), and the water will be drawn in by the fan. You can make a collector that disperses water over a larger area - it is a matter of imagination and manual skills.
Depends on the model. Usually everything is in the housing, so bringing the tube would require a small fit of the housing by drilling a hole in it. This is assuming that the indoor unit is higher than the outdoor unit. Otherwise it will be tough without a pump.
Usually everything is in the housing, so bringing the tube would require a small fit of the housing by drilling a hole in it.
Nothing needs to be drilled, and what for? You can use the screw holes for the cover fastening with the rest.
assuming the indoor unit is higher than the outdoor unit. Otherwise it will be tough without a pump.
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Outdoor unit on the balcony, drainage to the bucket.
Also an ideal situation for "pouring" on the condenser. A long, narrow brush would probably be best. Like for the door downstairs, but with long bristles. A sheet of metal, profiled to it, is screwed so that it constitutes a gutter at the top and below it touches the brush. Something like a question mark (?) In a cross section. Such a brush can be attached from the back even with adhesive tape or better with a long rubber band covering the entire cross-section of the air conditioner. It's easy to take it off in the winter, and you're in trouble. However, when heated, it will still flow from the outdoor unit, and this water is much more difficult to catch. It can also drip from the balcony to the neighbor below.
are there any condensate evaporation systems used in professional air conditioning systems? (I've heard of sputtering but missed evaporation.) ---------- Apply. Evaporation with a heater. For example, in large crane air conditioners that run with pig iron ladles through the steelworks, they serve the operator's cabin and the electrical switchboard room.