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Hello,
I recently purchased a new home with un upstairs laundry room. The moving company hooked up the washer and said it was good to go. It wasn't, and they stripped the attachment, which caused a slow leak. Fortunately, the washer had a drip pan, but it overflowed and the water made its way to the room downstairs where I noticed water coming out near an air-conditioning return vent.
I noticed the pipe in the corner of the first picture. Is this a vent pipe? I noticed there was a pipe coming out of the house directly below it so I poured water in it hoping it was some sort of drain, and sure enough the water exited out of the pipe coming out of the house. Can someone explain the purpose of this pipe? I was hoping to somehow plumb a drip pan to drain there, but if that's not the intended purpose or it's against code, I'll figure out another solution.
Thanks for the help!

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On a related note, is it possible to put some sort of marine bilge pump in the drip pan that pumps water into the normal washer drain in case of a leak? I also plan to have an automatic water shutoff installed as well.
 

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That drain pipe is either for condensate or its for the pan. You could pipe the pan to it.
 

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The A/C condensate drain is to the left of the sprinkler in the outdoor picture. If it's for the pan, they sure put it in an awkward spot and not sure why it's 6" off the floor.....
Probably why it's not being used.
 
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Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

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