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brennajohn

07:31AM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 08/10/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am having a problem with my drainage line. In the year that I have lived in my house, the line has backed up three times into my kitchen making a real mess.

The tech comes out and clears the line and the unit works well for another two months and then the problem occurs again.

This last time, the tech asked where the unit drained to. After much searching, it was determined that the drain to the unit is outside buried underneath of our concrete patio.

The tech said that if that this problems keeps on occuring the drainage line would have to be redirected. This would mean a lot of tearing up of floors and carpeting etc. My question is is there another alternative? How can I prevent this line from constantly backing up? Do I need to redirect the drainage line or can I do something to prevent this?

Thanks,
John

erik peterson

03:27PM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Your tech should be aware that there are small drain containers/boxes with pumps that will expel the water outside the structure... These pumps will even pump upwards into an attic and out the side of the house so it is not necessary to break into any floors..abandon the drain and re-route through this pump apparatus....Common solution to this sort of problem.....erik

devildog

10:23AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I agree with Erik. What kind of knucklehead would suggest tearing up concrete for an A/C drainage line? Are we missing something here?

You should be able to buy that pump at a home center or A/C place. They're very easy to install if you have an outlet nearby.

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