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    Default Condensate drain line

    I am seeing more and more of these. Plumbers say town says ok.
    What are you guys seeing.
    Looks like crap to me. Crap in the condensate pump
    Or is that actually a mini sewage ejector pump next to the furnace. PU

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    Default Re: Condensate drain line

    I don't care what the plumbers are saying, but that IS NOT "okay" (at least not okay by the code).

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    Default Re: Condensate drain line

    Looks like the horizontal bong the plumbers were smoking when they installed the condensate pump.


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    Default Re: Condensate drain line

    Jerry, Do you have the written code on that one. I always call it but I can't find the section in my ct code book


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    Default Re: Condensate drain line

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Jerry, Do you have the written code on that one. I always call it but I can't find the section in my ct code book
    If you use the IRC or a variation of it:
    From the 2006 IRC. (underlining is mine)

    P3002.3 Fittings. Fittings shall be approved and compatible with the type of piping being used and shall be of a sanitary or DWV design for drainage and venting as shown in Table P3002.3. Water pipe fittings shall be permitted in engineer designed systems where the design indicates compliance with Section P3101.2.1.

    P3002.3.1 Drainage. Drainage fittings shall have a smooth interior waterway of the same diameter as the piping served. All fittings shall conform to the type of pipe used. Drainage fittings shall have no ledges, shoulders or reductions which can retard or obstruct drainage flow in the piping. Threaded drainage pipe fittings shall be of the recessed drainage type, black or galvanized. Drainage fittings shall be designed to maintain one-fourth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2-percent slope) grade.

    P3003.2 Prohibited joints.Running threads and bands shall not be used in the drainage system. Drainage and vent piping shall not be drilled, tapped, burned or welded.
    - The following types of joints and connections shall be prohibited:
    - - 1. Cement or concrete.
    - - 2. Mastic or hot-pour bituminous joints.
    - - 3. Joints made with fittings not approved for the specific installation.
    - - 4. Joints between different diameter pipes made with elastomeric rolling O-rings.
    - - 5. Solvent-cement joints between different types of plastic pipe.
    - - 6. Saddle-type fittings.

    TABLE P3005.1
    FITTINGS FOR CHANGE IN DIRECTION
    (does not meet the type of fittings allowed for changes in direction from vertical to horizontal either)

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    Default Re: Condensate drain line

    Thanks Jerry,
    Should make the contractor very happy


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