My customer recently had a new furnace and A/C installed. The condensation tube runs across the floor to the drain as it is supposed to. However, now that they are renovating the drain is in the middle of a hallway and having the tube cross the new laminate is undesirable.
They asked me if there is a way to run the condensation tube to the main cleanout which is within a couple of feet of the furnace. Does anyone know? I told them I would be worried about sewer gasses coming up.
Hi. Will the condensate still work with gravity if you re-locate the drain?
There are condensate pumps available. You are right about sewer gas being a concern. Perhaps a pump and a trap on another plumbing fixture would work. Example: Pump condensation to top of laundry tub, above the floodline on the sink.
Installing a furnace condensate pump is the easiest if you have a laundry tube and an outlet nearby. Even if the tub is not nearby you can run a long tubing line.
Run the tubing up the to the ceiling and then over and down to the laundry tub.
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I have used a dishwasher connection to tap into a 1-1/4" ABS PIPE FROM ONE OF THE UPSTAIRS DRAINS BEFORE THE CLEANOUT. I have seen other contractors drill into top of CLEANOUT and pass the drain through it. Silicone to keep sealed. I prefer to use a condensate pump kit and run lines across ceiling.
Good luck. Hope this helps.
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