approved drain line material

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by BluesMan, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    So I called the local building inspector and talked to him about installing my water softener. I told him that I plan on draining the unit into the floor drain, and he is fine with that, but he said that I must have an air gap of a couple of inches, and I must use an approved material for the drain. He didn't elaborate much, and was in a hurry to get out the door to do inspections.

    I was planning on using PVC....but can poly tubing be used?
     
  2. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    Poly tubing is fine ... but do you know where that floor drain goes? Does it just dump under the slab or does it head out into the woods. I would solve that mystery before using it.
     
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  4. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    The drain heads outside.....
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; The drain heads outside.....

    Don't they all? Where outside?
     
  6. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    I think the guys your bought the softener from should be telling you what and how to do the drain. I do.
     
  7. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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    I think the guys your bought the softener from should be telling you what and how to

    Sounds like me when it comes to all these hydronics questions.
     
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