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    Default Routing of Condesate Drain

    Hey everyone. I live in a top floor apartment in Los Angeles County, California where the condensate drain is routed to the bathroom sink and taps into the drain before the trap. This is a violation of the IRC. Can anyone help me understand why this would have passed inspection and what the reasoning is for this restriction within the IRC. Also, are there potential hazards (fumes, others, etc...) to the inhabitants of the apartment?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Routing of Condesate Drain

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Caras View Post
    Hey everyone. I live in a top floor apartment in Los Angeles County, California where the condensate drain is routed to the bathroom sink and taps into the drain before the trap. This is a violation of the IRC. Can anyone help me understand why this would have passed inspection and what the reasoning is for this restriction within the IRC. Also, are there potential hazards (fumes, others, etc...) to the inhabitants of the apartment?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    I'm not saying it is right, but that is the standard approved method here. CC-Condensatedrain.jpg

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Routing of Condesate Drain

    Does the condensate drain have a trap? Recommend trap in condensate drain pipe.


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    Default Re: Routing of Condesate Drain

    No trap exists at the condensate drain itself.


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    Default Re: Routing of Condesate Drain

    Needs a trap.


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    Default Re: Routing of Condesate Drain

    Does it use a pump, or does it drain by gravity to the sink? Got any photos that you can post?

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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