share condensate line?

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Old 08-08-14, 06:07 AM
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share condensate line?

I'm installing a water heater that requires a condensate line, a p-trap isn't required and I have easy access to tap in if I use a 1"x1"x.5" T on the downstream side of the p-trap. Is there any reason I can't or shouldn't do that? I can run a second drain, it'd cost a little bit of $ and take a little labor but if there's no downside to tapping in to the line that already drains outside I'd rather go that route. Thanks

edit, didn't mention the drain I'm hoping to tap into is the one on my heat pump's air handler
 
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Old 08-08-14, 03:55 PM
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If the drain line backs up you will not have a float switch on the pan under the water heater.
Is the water heater pan higher than the pan under your air handler?
Is a second float switch an option if the water heater pan is below the air handler pan?

I would never pipe the pop off into the AC drain.
 
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Old 08-08-14, 05:45 PM
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It is not higher than the air handler, I'm guessing I should just not be cheap & lazy huh? I'll just run a separate line
 
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