Re: Drain Pipe Outside the house.
Posted by hj on December 14, 2002 at 08:32:17:
In response to Re: Drain Pipe Outside the house.
Itis either a drain for an air conditioner, or the water heater relief valve. At this time of the year, I do not think the air conditioner would be in use, so it should be the water heater relief valve discharge. If it is, then it should not drain at all, except under unusual conditions. You should have it checked by a plumber to see if it needs replacement, or if your house is one that needs an expansion tank to eliminate the problem.
: I'm a new homer owner and this evening, as I was hanging my Christmas lights on the outside of the house. I heard a trickling sound come from behind the bushes. WHen I inspected the noise, I discovered a small pipe leading out of the house and draining warm water. This pipe comes out near the place where our hot water heater is, located, inside the house.

: I've noticed that area of the ground was unusually moist most of the summer. My question is - what is that pipe? Secondly, how often and how much should it drain. Thank you.

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