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Old 06-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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I'm not sure what this is or how to prevent it.. It is draining pretty much all day, it is just a drip but still draining all day., what is it and is it supposed to drip / drain?
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I'm not sure what this is or how to prevent it.. It is draining pretty much all day, it is just a drip but still draining all day., what is it and is it supposed to drip / drain?
It looks like the condensate drain from the AC.
Throw a few shovels full of dirt into the void then set a flat rock on the spot.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what this is or how to prevent it.. It is draining pretty much all day, it is just a drip but still draining all day., what is it and is it supposed to drip / drain?
I'll take a swing at it and say it's a overflow safety for washer drain.
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Someone sure butchered up your brick work putting in that clean out in the upper left of your photo.
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It's not the washer line or AC.. The other side of the wall is the kitchen sink.. I did add dirt to it, but my damn dogs keep digging it back up.. I think cause it stays damp there..
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It's not the washer line or AC.. The other side of the wall is the kitchen sink.. I did add dirt to it, but my damn dogs keep digging it back up.. I think cause it stays damp there..
Do you have a dishwasher?
It's definitely for a drain because it's white PVC pipe.
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Yea.. But the dishwasher drains into the garbage disposal in the sink..
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Yea.. But the dishwasher drains into the garbage disposal in the sink..
And your drain plumbing is PVC righ?
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Yup.. But doesn't it go to the sewer?
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Yup.. But doesn't it go to the sewer?
Yea it runs down to your main drain but if your plumbing is not next to any other plumbing like bathroom ect, therefore I don't think you will have a vent just for the kitchen so they shoot that out the side for air release as well as clog safety, so it won't back flow up in your sink.
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So this is "normal"? The master bath is on the wall to the right of that drain though..
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So this is "normal"? The master bath is on the wall to the right of that drain though..
You would have to look at the roof to see of there is a vent pipe in that section of the house.
It's possible that they did it this way for what ever reason.

And the the white cap to the left of it in pic would be your clean out for your drain incase the line clogged up.

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So is the draining normal?
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So is the draining normal?
Condensation can make it drip, I would have a plumber check to make shore.
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What temperature is the discharge water?

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