||10-02-2012 05:45 PM
Outdoor condensate pump tubing
In August I had a new heat pump installed with a new air handler located in the basement. The installers left about 4 feet of the clear tubing coiled up just laying on the ground along side the heat pump pad. This was done at my request because at the time I didn't know if I wanted to collect the water in a bucket for watering purposes or not. At this point I decided I do not. The AC portion will not be running in the winter but the tubing is still totally full of water. I live in Pennsylvania and it will go way below 32 degrees this winter and freeze the water in the tubing that is located outside. Is this OK? Should I evacuate the water before winter? If so how do I do that? Also I was told that I could just bury the tubing in the ground into a french drain. If that is done will I have to worry about future blockage? Any and all ideas on what to do to make this look aesthetically better and functional would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Uncle V.