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.
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.
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.
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.