Condensate Pump Hose Attached to Electrical?


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Old 06-11-14, 03:55 PM
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Condensate Pump Hose Attached to Electrical?

I recently had my central A/C replaced. I noticed something today that I'm concerned about. I admittedly have no idea where my old condensate pump was draining to, but presumably there was some connection to my floor drain or similar because I never saw any sign of it and obviously it wasn't flooding. I noticed today that the installers rain the new hose from the condensate pump all the way to my washing machine drain via the electrical wiring. What I mean by that is they literally strapped the hose to the wiring. I have an example picture below.

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I have some concerns about whether this is actually going to work because it now literally runs like 8 ft. up from the pump, then about 20 ft across then 5 ft down to the drain, but my main concern is that piping carrying water (and water weight) is now strapped to my electrical. Is this something that is permissible by code?
 
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Old 06-11-14, 04:01 PM
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Condensate pumps usually have no problems pushing up 10 feet as long as that is the first thing before going horizontal.

Tying to electrical cable is a code violation. It should be separately supported.
 
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Old 06-11-14, 04:05 PM
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It is not allowed to hang anything off of electrical cable/conduit per NEC. They should have installed their own hangers/supports.
 
 

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