Handling Excess Liquid
- The electric EXCEL, COMPACT,
and CENTREX A/F will evaporate all liquids, depending on use
and climate (ie use over-capacity and extremely humid
weather). However, other than the CENTREX A/F, where it is
optional, all Central units and the SPACESAVER should have the
overflow security drain connected.
- Even though we expect the
Excel, Compact, and Centrex AF to evaporate all liquids, we
always recommend that the overflow drain be connected if the
units are being used residentially, or the units will be
seeing heavy use for a short period of time (ie party, large
family visits). This drain should always be connected as a
- A 10 Foot 1" drain hose
and stainless steel hose clamp is supplied with all Central
units, non-electric units, and the SPACESAVER. Collect and/or
treat excess liquid in an approved facility such as a
recycling bed, old septic system, holding tank or drain pit.
- To make a recycling bed to
evaporate and transpirate the liquid without touching the
environment, simply dig a bed 18" deep, and line it with
plastic sheet. Bed size - normally 3-25 square feet - varies
with geographic area and season. Fill it with 6" of
gravel then 12" of sand and plant with grass and shrubs. Click
here for more information.
- Drain pits for excess liquid
should be installed in accordance with local regulations. In
many areas, this is about 1 ft. deep and 2 ft. in diameter.
Place sturdy cover (plastic, tin or wood) and a 6" mound
of earth over the drain to prevent soil and surface water from
settling into the gravel.