I have a portable AC that rolls on wheels, and it's vented out a window
like a clothes dryer is vented. It has a drain on the back of the AC
that allows you to attach a 1/2 inch drain hose and then run that hose
to a place the AC water can drain to. Since I don't have an outside
opening for the hose, I've just got it draining into gallon jug and
empty that about once a day. Our humidity is pretty high, so it's
putting out a lot of condensation water.
My question, can that condensation water be used to water plants safely,
or is it contaminated and should just be tossed down the drain?
On Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:29:01 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It is certainly not a problem for the plants but A/C condensate is
pretty yucky stuff. It is amazing what is in the air and what happens
when you culture that in water. (dead skin cells, dust mites, a
plethora of germs and other things that are in the air) That is the
reason condensate drains clog up and why people get legionnaires
disease when the drain pans hold water. They quickly can become a
science fair project.
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