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Old 05-13-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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I currently have a 3/4" PVC drain line for condensation that pops out of the brick about three feet up from the ground on the sunny side of the house. It works fine now but the grass is constantly wet in the summer and attracts ants to the foundation.

I've considered making a dry well out of a five gallon bucket and some gravel or extending the drain farther from the house but anyway I go would still be draining onto grass.

Re-routing the drain line in the attic to a vent pipe would be a lot of work.

Any suggestions on how to get the water away from the house?

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Old 05-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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Dont run it to the vent it will draw the stink gasses into your house the little traps often are dry when the units start up. Can you just extend the PVC away from the house?
If you have downspouts that run underground to the street u may be able to have it drip into one of these holes but dont try to stick it in the hole it has to drip in W/ about a six inch gap.

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Old 05-13-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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I can run it to the front of the house which some people have done around here. The drain is on the side of the house and only five feet off the property line so it would have to run the to the front [maybe 14 feet] or back to get any distance from the house.

I like the running into the vent idea but I agree with the oooooooo factor and if there was ever a major back up things could get messy...
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Well 14 feet of pipe dont sound pretty, but the vent might turn out to be silent-but-deadly and I not talking about the smell, more about your health.
Hopefully somebody can build you a better mousetrap but Im a simple man with simple mind.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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Yeah I dont like the pipe running down the side of the house look but its the easiest.. Right now I'm just looking at a way to get the water away from the house a little since the ants have made it thru the wall and taken up residence in the spare bedroom near the drain.
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take it to a rain gutter if this drain better
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:40 PM   #7
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I considered that but that would mean alot of rerouting of the line in the attic which I am trying to avoid.

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