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My AC unit has a clear plastic tube for the water to drain from, it lays on the floor to the floor drain so putting any type of flooring like wood maybe impossible.. do you think it be possible to go directly into a sewer pipe near the unit?
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  • Z Z on Sep 27, 2015
    My guess is it could very well be possible but with out knowing where the drain leads it's impossible to say for sure.
  • Lisa Lisa on Sep 28, 2015
    Not sure.....perhaps call the company you got the A/C from or any company with your inquiry. Our furnace room and laundry room are in the same room....and the guy that installed our new A/C in the spring rain that clear plastic tube into our laundry tub and secured it there with fasteners.
  • John Kenney John Kenney on Sep 28, 2015
    If you are talking about the unit inside your home you can purchase a tank and pump from an a/c supply store that has a sensor like your toilet tank.When the condensation fills the yank the pump comes on and drains the tank,You can mount the kit to the plenum and run the tubing overhead to your drain.
  • 512181 512181 on Sep 28, 2015
    We have the pump set up. We used to have the drain going to the outside but in the winter the line from the gas furnace condensation would freeze and water would back up into the house. We now have both the air-conditioning and the gas furnace condensation line feed into a pump and then it pumps the water into the drain for the washing machine. My husband got the pump from Amazon and it has been fine so far. I believe it has an alarm in case the pump fails.
  • Richard Richard on Sep 28, 2015
    Sure it can go into a sewer pipe. It is best to use a condensate pump and sensor. Make sure your air handler has a metal or plastic containment base.
  • Molly Molly on Sep 28, 2015
    I have used cheap sticky tiles onto a concrete floor. We don't go to the basement often so water does gather on the floor sometimes and the tiles have never lifted. Good luck
  • Pat Pat on Sep 28, 2015
    Sounds like ours...clear hose from air conditioner to the sewer drain. We put carpet over ours...not beautiful but at least hides it, though it does pass in front of the doorway.. I would like to chip out the cement and put the hose in a channel but it has to be changed now and then (clogs, mold, etc.) so not sure that would work....maybe a channel with carpeting on top....I am still thinking and will be looking for other ideas you receive.
  • Susan E Susan E on Sep 28, 2015
    Probably because I am from California, this whole discussion is a mystery to me. Is this a window a/c? Why do you have a floor drain? Where would the floor drain be, i.e., what room?
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Sep 29, 2015
    I'm lost without pictures, Why is it not run outside in the first place? I have never heard of using a floor drain for the evap.. Please enlighten me, and a few other readers.. Thanks, R
    • Jennifer Bender Jennifer Bender on Jun 16, 2017
      this ls not a window ac this is the house furnace/ ac unit its installed in the iaundry room/basement.... floor drain was there when i bought the house
  • Donna Carroll Donna Carroll on Sep 29, 2015
    My condensation pump is piped to the outside of the house with pvc pipe. I made a concrete basin with quickcrete to catch the outflow and the birds use it to bathe in. :)
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