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Old 02-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Cutting concrete to hide an a/c drain pipe?

I'm finishing my basement and want to hide the pipe that drains the a/c condensation. Few questions: 1) is it good on the concrete to cut into the basement floor to bury a pipe? 2) What should the dimensions be? 3) should I hire this or do it myself? 4) if i hire, who and how much? 5) would the opening where the pipe starts be a hole where I could add a second pipe (i.e. dehumidifier)? 6) What do I need to buy for this?



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Old 02-04-2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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There are better, simpler solutions then cutting the concrete floor for condensate pipes. In some cases, cutting the concrete could cause very big problems.
Curious as to where you would direct these pipes once you cut the floor.
The usual procedure for dispensing A/C condensate would be a pump next to the unit that would direct the condensate to a sink. That should have been done when the unit was installed. It can be taken care of by a plumber or a HVAC guy.
The same could be done for a dehumidifier if you can't mount the unit near a sink and use gravity to empty the water from the container.
Cutting a hole in the floor is not a solution.
I would try and find a local guy to help you with projects around the house. This way you can avoid doing ill advised, "solutions".


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Old 02-04-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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i know how to cut concrete & whether its the proper solution to a problem,,, we use a pump
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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One more vote here for condensate pump. I don't think it would pass code to just notch the slab for the condensate pipe. You would need to run regular size piping under the slab and stub up a hub drain above the slab. The condensate drain pipe would need a 1" air gap above the hub drain.
Some advice you receive on the internet can be worth exactly what you paid for it - be careful.
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