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Old 06-24-2007, 04:17 AM   #1
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Drain For Ice Machine


A customer called me out to take a look at her ice machine at a convenient store today , the drain line for the ice machine is dumping out into the grass area but before that its leaking on the sidewalk for which the health inspector wrote her up on water on the sidewalk , I looked in the store for a floor drain to pipe as an indirect waste ( BY Code ) but there wasn't one to be found , right next to the ice machine is a hand sink which is also piped to the outside strapped to the wall going into the septic tank ,I guess thats why these 2 items were piped to the outside wall , the only options i see is to repair the leak and leave it going into the grass area and bug proof the end of it or cut a fitting into the sanitary line and turning up with a trap/hub drain, the only problem with that is the customers dumping everything into the trap , Thanks in advance .
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Does this ice machine have a water cooled condenser? (Ie... lots and lots of water down the drain?). If not, you could just pipe the drain into a condensate pump and pump it someplace more desirable.

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Thanks md , its not water cooled , the I forgot about using a condensate pump great idea !!!
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Thanks md , its not water cooled , the I forgot about using a condensate pump great idea !!!
I kinda thought so. If you don't have a water cooled condenser, the only drain water you have is melt water from the holding bin. Shold be easily accomodated by a condensate pump if you have enough height between the bin drain and the pump tank inlet.
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I kinda thought so. If you don't have a water cooled condenser, the only drain water you have is melt water from the holding bin. Shold be easily accomodated by a condensate pump if you have enough height between the bin drain and the pump tank inlet.

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