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    Default A/C air handler condesate pump

    Anyone got a resource for the limitations on how a condensate pump outflow can be piped. I see these things with their outflow line going straight up for 6 feet or more and then run 20 feet outside. I find it hard to believe that little pump can pump that water with that kind of head. Do they have a check valve in them?

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    Default Re: A/C air handler condesate pump

    Quote Originally Posted by ren ramsey View Post
    Anyone got a resource for the limitations on how a condensate pump outflow can be piped. I see these things with their outflow line going straight up for 6 feet or more and then run 20 feet outside. I find it hard to believe that little pump can pump that water with that kind of head. Do they have a check valve in them?
    Ren, Here is a link to a cheap pump and it is rated for 10 ft max height and comes with a 20 ft hose.
    It does have a check valve also,
    Flotec 115-Volt Condensate Removal Pump-FPCP-20ULST at The Home Depot

    Bruce King, B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC
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    Default Re: A/C air handler condesate pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce King View Post
    Ren, Here is a link to a cheap pump and it is rated for 10 ft max height and comes with a 20 ft hose.
    It does have a check valve also,
    Flotec 115-Volt Condensate Removal Pump-FPCP-20ULST at The Home Depot
    Tks BK, Those little pumps really do the work for what they are.


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    Default Re: A/C air handler condesate pump

    Quote Originally Posted by ren ramsey View Post
    Anyone got a resource for the limitations on how a condensate pump outflow can be piped.
    As shown in the link Bruce supplied, the answer is in the installation instructions of the particular condensate pump in question as they can vary quite a bit, but the one in the link shows what (as Bruce described it) a 'cheap pump' can do.

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