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Use a drain pump kit Since asking your water softener to try to drain up that far unaided is crazy, as they are gravity-draining appliances to begin with, this needs to be corrected properly, even outside of an icing climate. The good news is that since the water softener won't run without electric power anyway, we can safely use a drainage pump kit (...


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I would consider Self regulating heat tape. This will solve any icing issues. That sounds like a crazy solution I am surprised it was allowed but may not have been seen by the inspector. Insulation is also a plus but not knowing how the pipe is arranged on the roof insulation may cause problems. Some heat tapes that are not self regulating cannot be ...


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Yes. The vent can't run horizontal until you've reached the overflow height of the attached fixtures. The idea is you don't want the water to backup into a horizontal section of venting and deposit debris in the event that the waste pipe clogs. If the waste pipe clogs then the fixture should overflow before water runs into a horizontal section of vent ...


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