Forum Title: Washing Machine Drain / Condensate Water
Hello, My condensate line from my furnace was run from the pump to outside which is good 90% of the time until there is a prolonged cold wave in which it freezes and backs up into a finished basement. I didn't have a drain in the furnace room so I ran the line to the laundry drain. I had no problem doing so as you can see in the pictures but I am a bit concerned the fernco I used is incorrect for the job. It can be wiggled a bit at the connection point (not loose - just the rubber flexing slightly). My gut feeling is this should be as firm as possible to ensure it doesn't wear. My questions: Was I right to use a 1 1/4 (copper side) to 1 1/2 (PVC Side) fernco? It was a tight fight getting it on the copper. Should I be using a rmore robust shielded 1 1/2 to 1/ 12 Ferco and doing a decent amount of clamping down on the copper side? Is a fernco the right connection point or have a missed a more obvious way to go copper to pvc in this situation? Thanks PS. The copper drain measures approx 1.5" internal.
Category: Plumber Post By: CARL PHILLIPS (Pittsburg, CA), 08/04/2016

go to a plumbing supply house. not ho depot tell em you want a 1 1/2 copper x 1 1/2 pl mission band

- CLAUDIA GRAVES (Westminster, CO), 10/01/2017

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