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  1. #14
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    Where do you drain a condensing furnace? No sump pit, no floor drains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    Where do you drain a condensing furnace? No sump pit, no floor drains?
    Well, if you use a condensate pump, anywhere you want I suppose.
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    Anywhere? Being the sewer right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    Anywhere? Being the sewer right?
    well, at least with the condensate pump there would have been a check valve.

    doesnt prevent gas issues but at least prevents backflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    Where do you drain a condensing furnace? No sump pit, no floor drains?
    get a dishwasher tailpiece and drain it into a sink trap.

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    From what I've been taught you are not supposed to tie into any plumbing whatsoever....and if your run is going to be too long they make small pumps for that.

    I used to pump septic tanks for a living and have seen animals cause this exact problem....they crawl down the vent pipe on top of your house and get stuck...I was always told to wrap your vent pipe in chicken wire to stop this from happening.

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    Revenge of the squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    I used to pump septic tanks for a living and have seen animals cause this exact problem....they crawl down the vent pipe on top of your house and get stuck...I was always told to wrap your vent pipe in chicken wire to stop this from happening.
    This was exactly what happened. It was self-induced though.... The homeowner was at war with the squirrels eating out of his birdfeeder and chewing through the soffit, getting into the attic.

    Homeowner shot him with a pellet gun, and the squirrel ended up crawling down the stack and kicked the bucket, plugging the section that the AC drain was tied into. The result was a memorable incident for many, with Mr. Squirrel definitely having the last word.

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