air gap

Old 11-03-09, 09:50 PM
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air gap

Drain line on water softener in my basement runs into floor sump pit (but no sump pump in it), which takes it to ejector pit. the sump pit is just a big hole with plastic insert surroundig walls of it with 2 eject pipes, The only thing that gets drained into the ejector pit is the water softener and the dehumidifier line.
Should I be worried there's no airgap on drain line?
Old 11-04-09, 05:06 PM
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An air gap is always a good idea and usually required by code. I install them for a living and always make sure to leave an air gap. That being said I didn't leave one on my own softener because the chance of it every causing a problem is so remote it didn't justify the extra work to make sure I wouldn't get over-splash when it regens.

It's probably not the best for me to tell you that but it is the truth.

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