OK, I'm an electrician helping out my wife's business and we are stuck with the Los Angeles County Health department plan check.
We had a 2000sq' freezer installed by the manufacturer a couple years ago. Because there is no floor sink, and on advise from our refrigeration guy, we installed a condensate pump that pumps to the roof area near the condenser and all works well. Now the health department plan check person says "floor drain or mop sink only".
There is no floor drain available and we could put in a mop sink but the distance required and the layout would not allow the 1\4" per foot drop needed. The freezer is not moveable-would cost thousands, as it is anchored down and the inside floor is concrete poured over foam sheets for insulation. Installing the mop sink closer would require saw cutting the floor and tons of money and the building owner probably will not allow it.
My questions are:
Is it true that a condensate pump is not allowed in our area? (Los Angeles)
and is it true that pumping outside (on the roof) is not allowed in our area?
If all that is true...any suggestions?
Our company hasn't shown the profit survive a large expense at this time. We are worried.