Condensate pump to pvc connection for the boiler

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Old 12-06-17, 04:36 PM
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Condensate pump to pvc connection for the boiler

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i recently moved into a new home, where a condensate pump tube is literally "dropped" in a open PVC, and pvc direct to the upper floor seems like it, can anyone tell me how the water is flushed out when PVC is heading up instead of heading downward?

please refer to the drawing, any advise is appreciated.

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drawing of the current set up

as you can see, the condensate pump is on the floor, tube goes up to the ceiling drops into the a top tap PVC

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Not sure what you are asking but that diagram is very popular in basements. You show the PVC pipe as going up. That may be the vent. The actual drain needs to be lower. Water won't travel uphill.

I see the trap in the actual picture and after enhancing the picture it looks like the pipe travels almost horizontally to the left.
 
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Hi Pete,

thanks for reply, that's correct, the pvc goes horizontally to the left then the goes uphill , how is the water being pushed uphill. i called the priviously owner and was told that it was originally set up like this..
 
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I can't answer that question. Where I'm located water won't travel up a pipe.
 
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