Idea wanted for heat pump drain

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Old 08-13-19, 07:27 AM
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Idea wanted for heat pump drain

My heat pump drain drips water in the summer onto the ground. I don't want a muddy little pool of water underneath it. I just spent big bucks with a drainage system to keep water away from the house.
What would you do to 'pretty it up' and get the water from the foundation?
 
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Old 08-13-19, 07:54 AM
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Code required my AC condensate to pee out the side of the house like yours. Even my inspector agreed that it was stupid. He advised me to wait until after the final sign-off and then re-route it to my floor drain which flows by gravity outside and well away from the house. You can also discharge into a laundry sink if the end of your hose is above the rim of the sink to avoid back siphoning. A more proper option is to install a trap and air gap in your house's drain plumbing for the condensate drain.
 
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Maybe you run the AC more than I do but I've never noticed it being a big problem, it's not like water continuously runs out of that pipe. IMO the pipe getting mold build up is a bigger issue.
 
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Old 08-14-19, 09:07 AM
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The biggest plus to an outside drain like that is that you can see the water coming out. If you pipe to an interior drain system you no longer have that ability. You could use one of those downspout diverters to move the water away from the house.

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