Thanks Andy! Looks like you were spot on!
Searched the threads for methods to unplug the a/c drain tube and hauled out the air compressor last night. Gerry positioned the compressor at the outside exit tube while I stood inside with my fingers around the other end of the tube, which is attached to a metal pipe that we presumed is the lower end of the drain pan. Interestingly, this hose is held in place by a friction fit, no clamps.
I listened & tried to "feel" if any air came from the hose. I didn't hear any air or "feel" anything on the first blast with the compressed air . . . hmmm . . . then a second blast & viola! I could hear the air rushing through the tube.
We sent a third blast thru the tube, just to verify that I wasn't hearing things & same result, the sound of air!
The interior tube connection must still have a good seal as I didn't "feel" any air leaks.
So, we must conclude that there was something stuck in this drain tube, which was causing the leak. We won't be able to test this theory as there's a welcome dry spell forecast for the great northwet! Will have to add "blowing in the tube" to our annual maintenance list!