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    Default condensate pump drainage

    Why would you want to stick a consensate drain line into the waste line for the toilet above? Any codes here besides the stupid contractor code?Anyone seen this before?

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    Not allowed. Done because it is quick and dirty.
    Code Check says.
    No direct connection to waste or vent pipe.
    No drilling(sattle fitting) of DWV pipes to accept condensate drain.
    May drain to indirect receptor(Lav,tailpiece,tub overflow) UMC only.


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    Great picture. Keep that one for the scrap book. I have never seen that before.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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    Default Re: condensate pump drainage

    As the others have said, not allowed - it requires an air gap / indirect connection, and not there.

    Wonder how much crap came out onto them when they drilled that hole?

    That should have been a clue?

    Maybe 'that's their sign'?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
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    Because of capacity problems at both of our city's water and sewage treatment plants and the nasty properties of condensate, the discharge is required to be retained on the property. We also have expansive soils, so you need to dig a drywell, 2' by 2' by 2' and a minimum 3' from foundation, filled with 1 1/2" drain rock, covered by plastic and 6" of soil. 1 1/2" ABS or PVC to carry the discharge from an airbreak at the building to drywell.


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    I'd also be a bit concerned by the apparently notched double, and the short 90 used on a verticle to horizontal transition.


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