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Old 07-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Is it ok for me to collect water pumped from a condesate pump into a bucket to use for watering plants? I was just told that the laws of physics state I could cause the water to back up if I do this.

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If you are talking about using something like a rain barrel, just attach something to allow the excess at a certain level, to drain off.

Depending on the output, will determine how fast you fill up the bucket.

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I have a small condesate pump pumping water from my dehumidifier up to the sink in my laundry room. I placed the drain hose inside a 3 gallon pitcher to collect water for my plants during this drought. I was told that this could cause the water to back up back into the pump if the drain hose was immersed in water. I'm trying to find out if this is not a good practice.
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Just have the hose a little higher than the pitcher. Anything that overflows, would just pour over the top, and the hose really does not need to be immersed, just needs to be able to pour into the container.
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That makes sense! A simple solution. Thanks so much!!
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