Running 3/8" Plastic Tubing for Condensate Pump

Old 02-27-21, 11:25 AM
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Running 3/8" Plastic Tubing for Condensate Pump

When running 3/8" tubing for a condensate pump, is it okay if it doesn't go straight up into the ceiling? What I mean is that it's easier for me to run it behind my furnace and into the ceiling where there is already some open space. What I would like to do is then take it out of the hole where the dryer vent runs (there is enough of a gap) and run it over to the washer drain. Are there any issues with doing it like this? I also understand that it is good to have a downward slope. Is it okay to loop it over the gas line in the ceiling to help achieve a downward run?

As far as making it a neat installation, is there something I could use to clamp the 3/8" plastic tubing to the furnace? I guess I should also clamp it to the wall behind the washer/dryer.
Old 02-27-21, 11:58 AM
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It is best to go to the maximum height as soon as you can. That way the pump is only pushing to that point and everything beyond that is all gravity.

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