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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    I have a plumbing question maybe someone will know the answer to. Might be related to sewage.


    I see in houses and in my house there's always a small (1/4inch, maybe 3/8inch) clear plastic pipe coming from somewhere upstairs connecting into a 1/2inch black plastic pipe that goes down into the cement floor of the basement.

    What is this for?
    Also, mine has never had any water coming through it before but tonight i notice it has a constant drip coming out of it...what does this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    tonight i notice it has a constant drip coming out of it...what does this mean?
    I think they call that a leak.

    Actually, do you have a water heater?
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    Yes im sure you have a leak. that'll be $20

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    I think i figured out that it's a 'trap primer'.
    The sink i laundry room wasn't turned off fully so water was dripping down that clear pipe.

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    Sounds like it's something to do with the central heating system,
    heat exchanger , releasing its heat to a forced air stream

    Or could it be used because of the weather fluctuation you have,
    hot, cold..... maybe used as an expansion thing to stop damp etc, etc,

    Post a pic..... it's interesting

    02:51 sorry: was posting slow, good jod you got it sorted.... Big 10-4
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    The idiosyncratic syntax of riddles interests me

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    It sounds like an "overflow drip".

    Example: A/C, hot water heaters, etc. produce condensation and small leaks so they have a small drip pan under them. Those drip pans will have a hose/pipe coming from them to displace any water that collect in excess.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    It sounds like an "overflow drip".

    Example: A/C, hot water heaters, etc. produce condensation and small leaks so they have a small drip pan under them. Those drip pans will have a hose/pipe coming from them to displace any water that collect in excess.
    It's not that, it's a thinner pipe.
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    I think its part of the surveillance rig me and bo setup in your house for manker.

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    I meant b.o. not proper bo,sorry for ant inconvenience.

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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