First time I’ve seen this in 4 years. Last week I saw it twice. HVAC condensate pumps in the attic. Neither had the pump in a drip pan. Bad idea? Poor design? What are your thoughts?
This is what I said about it:
“Condensation from the attic unit evaporator coil is pumped to the exterior. Although this may be permissible, we consider it to be a poor design. It is highly unusual and rarely seen. This mechanical pump will eventually fail and when that happens the reservoir may overflow and may damage the ceilings below, particularly if the pump is not in the drip pan or wired to shut down the HVAC system. We recommend that this installation be evaluated by a licensed and competent HVAC contractor and replaced with a conventional gravity flow condensate drain if practical.”