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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Cadillac, Michigan

    Default Condensate drainage to sump pit

    I just inspected a home with a basement sump pit. It had the condensate line from the high efficiency furnace & air conditioning coil running to the pit.
    There was only one drain connector activated with a flexible drain line installed sloping downward away from the sump pit. I have no way of knowing where this line ran to, other than my assumption it ran out under the basement footing and into the earth beyond. (Level grade, no way to daylight for miles!)
    The sump was full to the invert of the line and appears to have been working fine for the life of the 3-4 year old house.
    There was a sump pump, still in the box on an adjacent shelf, never installed.
    IMO, the soil classification would most likely fall under Group I, not requiring foundation drains and there was no evidence of water leakage in the basement.
    Any violations or areas of concern anyone might have that I should put in my report?

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    Gary Bottomley
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  2. #2
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    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Condensate drainage to sump pit

    I would at least recommend that the pump be installed. If there is water in the pit, it's better to properly evacuate it rather than let it sit there and evaporate into the house air on a continual basis.

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    Default Re: Condensate drainage to sump pit

    If only we could see through walls we would make so much more money....


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