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jlongo

10:39AM | 06/25/02
Member Since: 06/24/02
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I have purchased a new home with a partly finished basement. To keep the space dry, I purchased a dehumidifier. I'm tired of dumping the water each night and the builder advised I can drain the water through the basement floor. How do I go about making the hole? How deep will I need to go? Any feedback for this novice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

John

jlongo

01:28AM | 06/26/02
Member Since: 06/24/02
3 lifetime posts
I don't have any windows nearby, only a sliding door for the walkout basement. Should I put a hole in the foundation?

rpxlpx

03:32AM | 06/27/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Sounds like you could put a hole in the side frame of the sliding glass door near the bottom. Then locate the dehimidifier right next to the door so you don't have a long pipe going across the floor.
To get the water to flow out you might consider setting the dehimidifier on a small stand or table.
Hopefully, the area outside the door slopes away from the house.

jlongo

11:19AM | 06/27/02
Member Since: 06/24/02
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the assistance. One more question. I assume (almost always a problem) that I drill a 1/2" hole in sill and attach a garden hose to the dehumidifier, running the other end through the hole. Do I need to seal the area around the hose and the hole? If so, what should I use? On the inside or the outside? Thanks again for all the help.

RLent

07:25AM | 07/31/02
Member Since: 07/30/02
2 lifetime posts
Do you have a washing machine in the basement? You could have the dehumidifier drain into the sink that the washing machine drains into. You would just need to set the dehumidifier on a rack next to the sink.
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