Discharge connection

I need you help on the drain termination from the water conditioning system to a trap?

Sorry about the blurry pic. The line is from the conditioning system (has the spray bottle on top)

If it is a problem, why?

Normal I see go to a floor drain with an air gap.

I did not the stains at the wall of the masonry.


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The connection should not be sealed. There should be an air gap (or at least an air break) between the discharge line and the vertical drain line.

The problems are (1) if that drain backs up, waste water can be forced into the filtration/treatment system and (2) without a gap, the discharge line can siphon waste water back into the filtration/treatment system.

A “break” will eliminate the potential for #1, while a “gap” eliminates both potentials.

Thanks, I new it was wrong just wanted to be sure and you are about as reliable as it gets.

Thanks a lot US member of the year!! Make that decade (thats 10 years right)

I am doing an inspection for a client named Pope tomorrow, any relatives up this way?

I got Jeff covered for next Year.

If Nick goes along with it.

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Pretty easy to fix with a standpipe air gap

I am 18 months away from getting a 10 year pin. Jeff deserves more!!

I was wondering were you obtained the air gap illustration from, I wish code check had one!!

Same place you get the air gap. :mrgreen:

None that I’m aware of, but who really knows :smiley: