Condensate drain question

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  1. Sep 30, 2007 #1

    Phatboy

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    Is there any reason why I should not plumb my drain for my a/c unit into the drain for a bathroom sink that will be no more than a few feet away. I would much prefer this over running another set of PVC outside, only to have a very soggy portion of lawn right out of my back door.

    We live in louisiana, and it gets hot here, and very humid. A/C units here can fill up a couple 5 gallon buckets a day. Why couldnt all that go into the septic system instead of my lawn?:confused:
     
  2. Oct 1, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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    Good point Logan:
    Yes, you can put the condensate drain into the sink drain; It would be best to tap it in before the sink's P-trap. You could use a tailpiece that is designed for the kitchen sink with a dishwasher stub on the side of it. Then some clear plastic hose would do a fine job for you.
    Glenn
     
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #3

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    Awsome! That is what I wanted to hear. Thank you.

    Im glad you dont charge for all this great info, cause I owe you one.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2007 #4

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    Hey Logan and Kim:
    Glad to be of help, my friends. Now that I am on disability I get to help people all the time and am happy to do so. Any time we can help.....
    Glenn
     
  5. Oct 5, 2007 #5

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    I was wondering how you were online so much. I feel ya on the disability thing. Even as young as my wife and I are. She is 60%, and I was just notified by the VA that im going to be some???:confused: percentage also.:D I would say its free money, but Id rather not have the money, and not be hurt, than have the money and have bad knees.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2007 #6

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    I am really happy Glenn needed another hobby. With my full time stuff, 2 boys and a new home to keep wife happy....ahhhhhhhhhgh.

    Just kiddin, I think Glenn is doin a great job answering every ones questions....so good we leave him alone sometimes.;)

    We just love helping folks like youself out... The only payment needed is in stories told and questions asked.:D
     

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