What to do with Condensate from Mini Split in Basement? - Ask the Expert Episode 259

Today's question comes from Jamie Tuttle.

"So, if I'm installing a mini split in my basement can I run the condensate line into a hole I have in my basement floor for flooding or does it have to go outside because my air handler will be below my air conditioner pump that's going outside?"

As far as the operation of the unit goes, as long as it's flowing out of the condensate drain, we don't really care where you put it. It doesn't matter to the unit. That being said, I doubt there is any code from running your water out through a drain. Just check your local codes.

2 comments (view/add)
  • Kelley
    Posted on 5/26/2021

    I want to install the line sets through my attic but separate the condensate line to drain below the unit. Does it matter if the line set goes up and out of the attic if the condensate line stays below it? Thanks

  • Dan Danowski
    Dan Danowski from Ingrams
    Posted on 5/27/2021

    It does not matter.

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