Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,189
Share |
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


So I decided to get creative, and added a tap on my dehumidifier bucket. I can now attach a hose to it, and let it drain in the sump pit. The silicone caulk is still drying but I can't wait to give this a test tomorrow.

If you wonder why I put it sideways, it's to compensate for the hose bend radius.
Attached Thumbnails
No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!-drain-tap.jpg  

Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 11:57 PM   #2
Electrician
 
Proby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 818
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


If you dump it into your sump pit, won't a lot of it evaporate right back into the air?

This is assuming that there is not enough water to turn the pump on.

__________________
Anything fun is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
Proby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
Member
 
gmhammes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 476
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


is that the orginal drain on the bottom? Did you plug it with anything?
gmhammes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 09:40 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


I have one that drains into a basement sink = laundry area
Its an older model, so we don't use it as much
Eventually I want the one in the main basement to drain to the same sink
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
bbo
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Packerland !!
Posts: 1,015
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


next one I buy will have a pump in it to pump into a sink or floor drain when full.
bbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 12:55 PM   #6
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,189
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


Quote:
Originally Posted by gmhammes View Post
is that the orginal drain on the bottom? Did you plug it with anything?
I thought that too, but it's just plastic. In the instructions it says I can unscrew something to hook up a hose, but there is no such thing on mine. Probably for a different model. Technically I could drill a hole in that part that sticks out and put the unit right over the sump pit drain, but I rather have the flexibility of being able to move it around, or even go without it (closing the tap).

I just tested it now and it works great, no leak!

Eventually I'll make a hookup on the furnace condensate line and hook it up there.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 02:37 PM   #7
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,189
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


ok so that caulk is not that great, after a few days it started leaking. Going to have to try the red caulk and see how that goes.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 07:10 AM   #8
bbo
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Packerland !!
Posts: 1,015
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


I would make sure it is silicone caulk. Better yet, get a small tube of aquarium silicone.
bbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #9
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,189
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


Used corning 736 100% silicone rubber caulk, so far it's holding up. I used that same stuff to seal the cleanouts of my main stack after I had to open it, it seems to work pretty good.

The other stuff was more made for mild caulking for baseboards and stuff, so even though it was "bathroom grade" I don't think it was truly waterproof. It had turned blue over time in some spots.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 06:29 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 204
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


fresh "tap" water whenever you need a drink too...
johnnyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #11
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,189
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


Haha yeah, actually technically that water should be rather fresh. If it was a dry period I could use it to water the lawn lol.

In fact, for those that live where water is harder to come by, this is probably a great way to get water, with a much bigger unit of course.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 07:20 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

No more emptying the dehumidifier bucket!


I empty mine into plants & some small trees by the road

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2yr old Haier Dehumidifier stopped working KE2KB Appliances 0 04-09-2010 06:14 PM
Humidifier and dehumidifier on furnace loadie HVAC 2 12-07-2008 03:16 PM
Can I do this w/a dehumidifier? famdog Plumbing 7 10-31-2008 09:53 AM
dehumidifier INSTEAD of crawl space vents DangerMouse Building & Construction 29 07-29-2008 12:55 PM
One bucket or two buckets of SLC KUIPORNG Flooring 7 02-26-2007 12:28 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.