Last night as I was working in my basement shop the central A/C kicked
on. After about 30 minutes, I happened to glance down to see a
growing puddle around the base of my furnace. The water was coming
from the condensation drain on the A/C. Something had plugged the
drain and the water was bubbling out on the floor.
Near as I can tell, whoever installed the centrail A/C in my house
just punched a hole through the floor and glued a piece of PVC pipe in
as a drain for the condensation. The water is supposed to just wick
away under the concrete pad, I guess. It's sandy soil tens of feet
deep, and on top of a hill, so there's excellent drainage. Still, I
don't like the arrangement.
Furnace is in the exact center of the basement, with pedestrian
traffic all around. Sump crock is in the far corner. Can't get to the
sump crock without either laying pipe across where people walk, or
busting up the floor. Don't like either option.
Any alternatives, like a small sump and pump that I can use to lift
the water up and over, along the joists, and down into the sump crock
in the corner?