Well I re-ran a new tube, just laying it on the floor for the ~ 15 feet or whatever and one pump activation ran all the water out. I'll leave the existing hose (that goes outside) just in case I sell the house sometime and need to hook it back up.
any condensate pump that is installed in a way that forces it to have standing head pressure should be installed with a check valve.
this prevents the pump from pushing the water up to fill the outlet pipe/hose, allowing the float valve to deactivate the pump, and then the water being gravity fed back into the pump reservoir and causing the float valve to reactivate the pump causing an operational loop to begin.
also as the condensate pump wears from operation, they will lose pumping efficiency which can lead to reduced outlet pressure which can increase the problem above as the pressure reduction can fall below the head pressure.
there is no reason, other than aesthetics, to not run a gravity operated line from your ac coil condensate outlet across the floor to a sump. you dont even need the pump if you dont want it. gravity works on water quite well.
*some local building codes may prohibit it but it is allowed by national building code in unfinished spaces. same as running them from an attic mounted unit to a drain line right below them if available.
all tech support threads will now be answered with possibly random and false information.
This is due to the retardedness of posters and answering posters in general.
thank you, have a nice day.
Thanks for the input. I vaguely remember something about the inspector mentioning the condensate pump when I bought the house a few years ago. I did install the new exit hose and it works well. I will leave the existing hose in place so a swap over would be easy.
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