I'm finishing out my basement and have a water heater which is on the main floor, it will be above a finished ceiling when the project is complete.
I want to move it into the basement. My problem is that there is no floor drain in my basement. I want to put the electric water heater in a room that has vent and drain stacks as well as the electric furnace and air handler. Is there an acceptable way to plumb the T/P valve and a drain from a water pan into the drain stacks? Or does anyone have any other suggestions that could solve my problem?
If I dump the TP to the pan. Is it then ok to plumb the pan into the drain stack as I would a sink with a p-trap?
Semi-professional plumbing designer
Enjoying life in SW Florida
The problem with connecting EITHER one of them to the sanitary system with a trap is that the trap will ALWAYS be dry, since neither of them will, or should, replenish the water in the trap when it evaporates. The drain pan is seldom connected to the sewer because it would overflow during a backflow condition.
Could discharge in a laundry sink or floor sink.