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    why

    thought this was funny. Float switch with an open drain line.
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    LOL dont want to over work that switch.

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    Can't see, unclear pix.

    What are we looking at/for?
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    There is a float switch in the overflow pan, and an open drain connection in front!

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    sell parts & pieces, don't worry about fixing any issues
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    Code with equitment above a finished space:
    Must have drain pan with drain ran to a clearly visable space.
    Or, must have a float switch.

    It's got the float. Nothing in the code about it having an open drain. hah. JK
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    The switch is to turn the system off when the water level in the basement gets too high.

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    One possibility if it's in an unfinished basement...If the safety switch is set low enough to kill the unit before it reaches the drain outlet 1/4"-1/2",it might alert an otherwise oblivious owner that something is wrong.

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    Drain tap isnt at bottom of pan and switch could alert before water gets to that level to shut down system, as previously stated.
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