View Full Version : approved drain line material

11-13-2008, 05:06 PM
So I called the local building inspector and talked to him about installing my water softener. I told him that I plan on draining the unit into the floor drain, and he is fine with that, but he said that I must have an air gap of a couple of inches, and I must use an approved material for the drain. He didn't elaborate much, and was in a hurry to get out the door to do inspections.

I was planning on using PVC....but can poly tubing be used?

11-13-2008, 05:34 PM
Poly tubing is fine ... but do you know where that floor drain goes? Does it just dump under the slab or does it head out into the woods. I would solve that mystery before using it.

11-13-2008, 07:12 PM
The drain heads outside.....

11-14-2008, 12:18 PM
quote; The drain heads outside.....

Don't they all? Where outside?

Gary Slusser
11-15-2008, 10:36 AM
I think the guys your bought the softener from should be telling you what and how to do the drain. I do.

11-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Sounds like me when it comes to all these hydronics questions.