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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by View Post
If you have cast iron drain stacks, drip and over flow is nice. If you have plastic drain stacks the noise will eventually drive you to a different solution.
My system drained outdoors into a 5 gallon bucket, and I used that drained water on my patio plantings. I agree that the constant dripping into plastic drain lines would be maddening, unless you use a system that prevents drops from forming - like a wire down the bottom of the drain line to the trap.

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