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They make condensate pumps. Just use a funnel and plastic tube to direct the dehumidifier water drip into the condensate pump, and that will automatically activate when full and pump the water up through a tube and out the window. Or you can drill a hole in the wall and run the tube out through there.
Yes mini sump pumps are used.
They look like this.
Little Giant 554425 80 GPH 1/30 HP Automatic Condensate Pump with Safety Switch for HVAC, Dehumidifier, Furnace, Air Conditioner, 115 Volts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SM342Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_R39W6XKENXC6Q4G6FMRN
>For practical reasons, the outlet on most dehumidifiers is usually no more than a foot or so off the ground, so unless you have a floor drain it's useless. And bathtubs don't always work as floor drains either if the tub walls are taller than the dehumidifier outlet.
Or just put a condensate pump on it and send the water wherever you want.
check out getting a condensate pump, it's what I use for my dehumidifier. I attach a 30 ft hose and string it up into the ceiling then back down 10 ft away into a utility sink so I never have to empty it.
this is the one I got for $50:
If you have literally no other option and need to get this going as soon and as cheaply as possible, you could get one of these:
You'll need 1 hose to direct the condensation from your AC into the pump and you'll need another one that fits tight to the outlet port to run it to a nearby sink, bucket, drain, window, etc.
I have one of these in my garage under my dehumidifier and it's been working great for 2 years now.
For your humidifier. Almost all of them have a drain port you can hook a hose up to. Buy a condensate pump here's an example. Little Giant VCMA-20ULS 115 Volt, 80 GPH, 1/30 HP Automatic Condensate Removal Pump with Safety Switch, White/Black, 554425 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SM342Q/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_VB21NXYM0VZ98FNXAPY1 set it right next to your dehumidifier and run a hose from the dehumidifier into a hole on top of the pump. Take another hose and run from the barn on the pump to a sink drain or outside. Plug it in and never have to dump your dehumidifier again. I've been using one on my dehumidifier and I use another to remove run off from the plants for about a year and half. Dirt cheap pumps meant for temporary duty and controlled by a float switch. The 1 quart res fills up and the pump comes on for 20 seconds or so then shuts off.
Leave mom in the plastic. You want to keep her small and she will need periodic root pruning. Plastic will be easier to slide her out of every 2-3 months. For the grower, it's fine for now but way to small to finish the plant in. Next repot probably around 30 day try s 5 or 7 gallon fabric pot. Fab pots offer great benefits for growing plants but for the mom, it would be more of a pain in the ass.
sample pump for sale
If you buy one, you literally just unplug it, pull out the white pvc pipe (since there is condensate backup, have a bucket ready!!), pull out the clear output line, put new pump into place, return pipes to where they belong in new pump, plug it in.
A condensate pump will do the job. They're triggered by a simple float switch so it won't have a problem with power outages.
Little Giant 554425 80 GPH 1/30 HP Automatic Condensate Pump with Safety Switch for HVAC, Dehumidifier, Furnace, Air Conditioner, 115 Volts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SM342Q/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_BMWY062MX8VV1ES5MPHH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Why can't you pump it outside?
One of these, a stretch of garden hose from each dehumidifier, then run some 3/8 clear tubing outside. It pumps it out automatically and you won't have anything to pick up Monday morning.
That is a condensate pump. It's got some power to it so it will send the water wherever you want it to go. Get a long piece of tubing and route it from the condensate pump to wherever a good drain is. The same drain your washing machine or dishwasher uses could be an option. Either way, a proper condensate pump is your best solution. Trust me, a good condensate pump is worth the 50 bucks.
Condesate pump hooked up to my dehumidifier:
So great to not ever think about emptying out my basement dehumidifier anymore.
24 hours is not nearly enough time. Hook up a pump like this so you don't have to keep emptying it.
Little Giant brand condensate pump. This one is 80 gph 1/30 HP which is plenty even though the pump for the drip rings is 400 gph.
This is the exact one: https://www.amazon.com/Little-554435-VCMA-20ULST-115-Condensate-Removal/dp/B000SM342Q
This is what you are looking for https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SM342Q/
You can buy a condensate pump then route it to a different drain overhead.
That's the dumbest thing I have seen. Your looking for a condensate pump
and pipe it over to a drain the washers the easiest one if its close.
I can recommend much other than selling bottled spring water.
But with you problems. At least save the time empting the dehumdifier.
Cheap to get one of these.
Dehumidifier drains into it. And then will auto turn on and pump to a drain or outside the house. Just need some cheap clear plastic hose.
Yes, I just had our 14 year old electric water heater replaced with a heat pump water heater in July. We got it through Lowe's using a National Grid Coupon Code to get $600 off.
This is the link to the rebate forms but I was able to get a coupon code I used on Lowe's website. I don't remember how I got it but you should be able to find it on the NG website.
We bought this one:
I think it was on sale at the time too and we paid a little over $500. They only do delivery as this isn't something they stock in store so you'll have to pay $75 for delivery, but once they get it in the store and schedule the delivery you can go and pick it up and have them take off the delivery charge.
We had our plumber do the install. Any plumber should be able to install this. One thing to know, if you don's have a floor drain you will need a condensate pump to pump the condensate to a sink or drain. We bought this one from amazon:
Its hard to tell how much we are saving on electricity because we are not working from home so we are generally using more electricity so we don't have a good base line to compare to.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be happy to answer.
A portable A/C unit sound lien your only option. Like the other post said, go for a dual hose unit if possible. These are more expensive but worth it. The single hose units will need to draw air from the outside albeit indirectly. I built a box around the lower coils of a single hose portable AC unit to draw air from the outside directly into the unit. The saved me from pulling air in from all over the house and running the building AC more.
As far as the unattended requirement, most portable AC units should have drain plugs. You can run a small hose from the upper and lower drains into a condensate pump. You then run a small hose from the pump out the window or to a nearby drain. The pump will gather the moisture into a small reservoir. Once the pump reservoir fills to a certain level, it will pump the water out the window or to the drain. Everything you need can be bought at most big box home improvement stores or amazon.
Condensate pump: Little Giant 554425 VCMA-20ULS Condensate Removal Pump. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SM342Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rYpVDbFDQ8239
Example AC unit:
Whynter Elite ARC-122DS 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable AC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AA8WOAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_x1pVDbBCRNERY
Tip: when buying the AC unit, make sure it has an upper and lower drain that have threaded or securable attachments. The Amazon link has a picture of the rear where you can see one between the hoses and one at the bottom. Take the screw caps off and then take them to the local plumbing home improvement store. Use the caps to find the proper size plastic connectors with a nib to connect tubing to.
Also, look at insulating the hoses to avoid unnecessary heat transfer. The hoses will get hot and are plastic so they will transfer the heat. Some simple pipe wrap can make a huge difference.
Screen the hoses from outside insects and critters. Keep in mind that even a screen can create back pressure. I dont like to screen right at the hose outlet. But if using the windows built inscreen, some air can be reflected into the intake, so a little blocking material can help the in and out flows.
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