Outside water discharge freezes in the winter
Posted by AndyN on January 14, 19101 at 16:55:16:
I have a forced hot air heater that discharges water as part of its normal operation; I'd say about 20 gallons a week.

The installers put a small water pump on the discharge that routes to a 1/4" copper pipe that simply goes outside - literally squirts out of the side of the house. The problem is the pipe freezes in cold weather, so the water doesn't discharge.

I do not have a sump system in the house and any sewer lines are too far away (and I also don't think that's 'legal').

Anyone have any ideas how I can keep the end of the pipe from freezing or have any other ideas on how to get rid of this water ??



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