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  • Writer's pictureTodd Engle

Condensate air gap

Condensate drains from air conditioner coils, condensing furnaces, and heat-recovery ventilators should not drain directly into a DWV pipe. An indirect drain using an air gap should be installed. In some locations, the direct connection of a condensate drain line into a stack is not permitted, even with a trap. The potential danger is that sewer gases may enter the house through the condensate drain line. It is not a cross-connection problem, but it is unsafe and unhealthy. &

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