Condensate pump

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Old 01-22-17, 05:02 PM
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Condensate pump

Should a condensate pump exhaust tube be full of water or should it empty?

Recently had furnace installed with condensate pump [did not have pump prior]. I've never heard it engage, yet, it must because there is water constantly in the tube [@15ft long].

Should I be manually engaging it to clear out the water in the tube or just let it be?
 
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Condensate pumps have check valves built in to prevent backwash and potential overflow. I wouldn't try to evacuate all the water, especially if there is a sizeable rise before it goes lateral. Normal. Depending on your pump, some have different modes for cleaning the tank, etc.
 
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