dehumidifier in basement

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Old 09-23-18, 05:34 AM
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dehumidifier in basement

My simple question; where to send the water that is collected from the dehumidifier in the basement. Right now I empty by hand out side. I purchased a small pump and I'm wondering is my only choice to drill a hole to the outside and pump the water outside?
Could I connect to drain pipes that take away shower water or sink water ?

Any ideas or suggestions are wanted. Thank you
 
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Yes, you can discharge the water into the house's drain system. You can install a drain like you would have for a washing machine. The important part is that you install a trap. You could then Mount the discharge end of your condensate hose above the lip of your new drain pipe. This creates an air gap so if the drain clogs or backs up the liquid cannot get to the condensate drain so it can't siphon water out.
 
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A small pump is only half the problem. You'd need a way to activate the pump automatically
unless you've purchased a condensate drain pump system.
 
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if you have floor drains just let it discharge to the drain!
 
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the small pump I purchased has a float and will turn on automatically. I don't have a sump pump so thats not an option. Joining the plumbing with a trap seems my best choice. I'm wondering where is the best spot for that?
 
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That depends on the piping in your home and where it's accessible. Easiest would be to tie in right below a sink above the trap at they make fittings just for the job. Or locate a small drain line like 1 1/2" line and install a side shoot with a trap.
 
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