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    Aug 27, 2006, 12:58 PM
    Bathroom Vent Pipe
    Is It Ok To Drain My Central Ac Unit Into My 4" Bath Vent Pipe
    And Should There Be Water In That Pipe. The Ac Guys Did That
    Because The Other Ac Pipe Was Cloged.
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    Aug 28, 2006, 06:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TMONDO
    Is It Ok To Drain My Central Ac Unit Into My 4" Bath Vent Pipe
    And Should There Be Water In That Pipe. The Ac Guys Did That
    Because The Other Ac Pipe Was Cloged.
    Then your AC guy should have blown the line out with a compressor a air bottle because it's against the law to discharge, storm water runoff, AC condensate, water softener or sump pump discharge into a sewer line. I sure hope he trapped the line. If he didn't you have a direct connection between the sewer and your house allowing sewer gas to enter it.
    The reason being that the above is considered clean water that may be discharged on the ground or in a dry well. If it goes into the sewer the utilities company will have the extra expense of processing this water the same as sewage. This puts a load on the system and results in higher utility bills for the homeowner. Regards, Tom

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