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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dbosman@msu.edu 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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