how to finish basement floor with a drain

Please help. We are planning on finishing our basement but there is a drain with a 3-4' pipe running from the heater to the middle of the floor into a drain. We would like to carpet the entire area, but don't know what to do with this drain. Can we eliminate it?
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NO. Or you may be able to run a garden hose to a different drain.

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This is from the heater and not from the hot water tank?
I suspect it is the drainage pipe for the condensate pan which assumes you have air conditioning. If this is true, then I expect that there is water in the pipe when the air conditioner runs.
You can break the floor open and move the drain closer to the HVAC unit (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) or you can find another drain method for the condensate, but I would not eliminate it. ______________________________ Keep the whole world singing . . . . DanG (remove the sevens) snipped-for-privacy@7cox.net

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