dehumidifier drain to outside? Or distant indoor drain?
A home repair guy is due to come very soon to install two dehumidifiers in my basement, but leaving the decision up to me whether to hook up the drain hoses to the laundry tub drain which is a long convoluted distance away, or:
drill holes approx. 6 1/2 feet up the wall into the thick cinderblock, providing a much more direct outlet for the hoses to drain outdoors into the window wells (which would be filled with gravel).
Either way, the dehumidifiers would be placed on specially-built high shelves, enabling efficient drainage gravity.
My main concerns is whether the hoses might freeze outdoors, in the event I forget to shut the dehumidifiers during cold weather.
If there's anyone experienced in such matters, i'd appreciate any feedback you can offer.