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Drier vent condensate drain
My home has a centrally located main floor laundry room. The 4" galvanized direr vent goes down under the floor then runs horizontal about 20 feet or so along the ceiling of a full unfinished basement, then up maybe a foot to the outdoor flapper outlet located just above the top of the foundation.
I'm having a problem with condensate accumulating in the drier vent pipe. We've been here since 2001, and I'm just noticing this now.
Does anyone know of a fitting I can use to attach to the bottom of the drier vent pipe that I can use to pipe this condensate to the basement's floor drain? I'm sure I could come up with something, but maybe there's a special fitting for this purpose that I'm not aware of. Any suggestions what size this condensate drain line should be?
I realize fitting a condensate drain is just treating the symptom. Changing the elevations of the horizontal run and outlet flapper are not an option. Can anyone offer suggestions to prevent this condensate from accumulating in the vent pipe?
Dennis Pataki. Former Service Manager and Heating Pump Product Manager for Nash Engineering Company. Phone: 1-888 853 9963