Can I drain my water softener in a floor drain?

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Old 03-13-13, 05:38 PM
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Can I drain my water softener in a floor drain?

As far as I can tell, the floor drain was put in when the house was built specifically for the water softener.
 
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Old 03-13-13, 07:36 PM
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From what I have read, if you discharge to a public waste system, no problem. If you discharge into a septic system there may or may not be a problem - depending on who you believe.
 
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Old 03-14-13, 04:54 AM
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How do you intend to connect to this floor drain? Can't just pull the cover off and shove the drain hose in - there must be an air gap.
 
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Old 03-31-13, 11:19 AM
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Any tips on constructing an air gap?
 
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Old 04-01-13, 04:46 AM
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You don't have to construct one. Plumbing supply places sell them.
 
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One option:


I also ran across this online. I've never used one, but it looks like a good solution.
Handy GaP Water Softener Air Gap
 
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