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 Washing machine drain pipe to AC drain
Author: lostcrack (SC)

I have a washing machine downstairs right now and want to move it upstairs. However, one problem is moving my drain pipe. I currently have an AC unit right above the room I want to move it in to with a drain pipe running through the wall for the AC unit. This might be a stupid question, but here it goes. Can I connect my washing machine drain to the condensate drain (if its the 2" size)? Thank you in advance.

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 Re: Washing machine drain pipe to AC drain
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

You have to be careful about combining drains like that, especially with something like a washing machine that empties a lot of water in a short amount of time. Is the condensate drain you are talking about a larger wall or floor drain that the a/c condensate hose empties into? A 2" pipe is fairly large for just a condensate drain. Could that drain pipe your a/c is connected to originally have been for a washing machine (is it a vertical standpipe), or was it installed specifically for the a/c unit? Post a photo of this a/c drain if you can.



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 Re: Washing machine drain pipe to AC drain
Author: packy (MA)

i'm going out on a limb and say the 2 inch is a vent for something that the ac person stuck the condensate drain into.
so giving me a 50/50 chance to be correct.. if that pipe is a vent for the laundry and you are capping the old connection down below, you can use if for the washer drain. it will work and be legal..

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 Re: Washing machine drain pipe to AC drain
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

I agree, it is probably something like that. We have a lot of humidity down here, but we don't use 2" condensate lines at home. I don't even think Panama has them that large.

Did you enjoy 2nd half of Sunday's game a little more than 1st half? I heard someone nicked Brady's game jersey, it wouldn't be in your basement would it?



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 Re: Washing machine drain pipe to AC drain
Author: packy (MA)

i came dangerously close to turning the game off and going to sleep.. 28-3 and no one in history has ever overcome a 19 point lead nevermind a 25 ...
so, you are asking if that jersey with the number 12 on it i have hidden under the bed belonged to who???

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 Thank you :clap:
Author: lostcrack (SC)

I'm going to look further in to it this weekend. Just wasn't sure if this was possible or not. Thank you for the info!

Go HAWKS!



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