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Condensate pump discharge tubing?

Timco
Timco Member Posts: 3,026
So I ran some clear vinyl tubing like what came with the pump and it turned completely flat. Water still gets through but it’s flat. Has anyone ever tried pex? What do you run? This is a neutralizer / pump combo.
Just a guy running some pipes.

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    pex, PVC, Onix rubber hose :)
    Usually that vinyl collapses if there is a negative pressure, or excessive temperature. If it came off the roll round, generally it stays that way.
    PVC is typically what the boiler manufacturers have as a connection point, as you well know.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,979
    There is some sort of medium hard tubing on rolls at the hardware store that isn't pex but is similar in stiffness. That might not be a bad choice.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    If you use pex, buy straight sticks, the coiled pex doesn't like to stay straight.
    And no brass or copper fittings of course.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,958
    The "free" coil that comes with the pump is pretty cheesy stuff.
    In any case where the vinyl terminates....sink...stand pipe or floor drain....I put a short piece of 3/8" OD copper in the end.
    This is the acid indicator for me...if the copper is getting thin then there is potential for damage to the cast iron/copper DWV system.....poor man's acid test. ;)