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Rubber tubing on the basement floor

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Posted by: from Maple
3/15/2019 at 4:41:02 PM

This rubber sits on the basement floor and it does NOT lead to the exterior

Someone said - it is used to discharge the pressure from the water line.

What is the purpose of this tube and if I could remove it?

Rubber tubing on the basement floor
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Vresh from ACCUTEMP GTA INC in Brampton
Date/Time3/16/2019 at 4:12:50 AM

Not sure , must see it , do you have any photos of it ?

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Steve from Climate Controls in Oshawa
Date/Time3/16/2019 at 5:19:12 AM

Sounds like its more than likely a condensate drain line, but without a picture or much better description its impossible to say. Where does the line originate from? Where does it terminate? Does it terminate at a floor drain or plumbing stack? What is the approximate diameter of the pipe? Is it flexible?

I would highly advise against removing it until you can determine its purpose as its unlikely to have been placed there for absolutely no reason.

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Steve from Climate Controls in Oshawa
Date/Time3/17/2019 at 6:56:54 AM

Its an auxiliary drain line that would connect back into your primary floor drain system from the looks of it. Also acts as a breather preventing air lock from occuring. I wouldn't recommend removing it but, it could be cut back some.

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