How to connect a condensate pump to a dehumidifier


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Old 06-06-17, 02:54 PM
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How to connect a condensate pump to a dehumidifier

I have a 70 pint Frigidaire dehumidifier in the basement that has a built in garden hose attachment for gravity draining. I wanted to get a condensate pump like the Little Giant and connect that to it. How is the best and easiest way of doing this? How do I connect the small garden hose lead that I have now to the the drain hole? I know I must need some kind of common adapter. Is there an adapter that converts a typical garden hose connection to the thinner plastic tubing? I figure then I can just place it into the hole? Perhaps there is a better way though using PVC? The more sealed and secure the setup the better. Thank you.
 
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Old 06-06-17, 04:48 PM
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I just sat the condensate pump on the floor next to the dehumidifier and ran a short section of garden hose down to it. The small hose is the outlet line from the condensate pump and that is what you will run outside or to a drain.
 
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Old 06-06-17, 05:34 PM
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I just purchased a Frigidaire dehumidifier a few days ago and it had included in the carton an adapter to connect a water hose to the unit.
 
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Old 06-06-17, 06:51 PM
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Correct. The OP wanted to an adapter to connect that hose to the condensate pump.

There is no adapter needed for the condensate pump. The hose just sits in the large open hole in the tank. Keep in mind that the water is gravity feed to the pump so the dehumidifier needs to be higher than the pump

I bought a Friedrich dehumidifier two year ago. It came with a built in pump that can be used if required. Pretty cool.
 
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The guy in Home Depot basically said I can lay the hose on top of the holes, but it looked like the holes were too small for the hose end to fit into? Maybe I would have to take a second look. Perhaps the holes are big enough for me to just stick the hose right into it. Not the most elegant solution but it would work. If there are any other ideas let me know. Thanks everyone.
 
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Old 06-06-17, 09:42 PM
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There is a 1" hole in the top of the unit. Place the hose in there several inches.
That's it. Pretty simple.

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Most condensate pumps have knock outs in the corners. Sometimes they are different sizes or different size knock outs are in different corners. But every one I've seen has had knock outs big enough to accept a cut off garden hose.
 
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Thanks , Dane. I misunderstood the question:

How do I connect the small garden hose lead that I have now to the the drain hole?
I read this to mean the drain on the dehumidifier. Sorry for the confusion.
 
 

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