reusing dehumidifed water

valtorrezApril 27, 2013

During this time of season, I pour the water collected to dehudifier down the drain. I was wondering if I could store this water in a rain barrel and use in summer for plants. Has anyone did this.

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Yorkies2

Why not? Water is water. It would be similar to distilled water. I would use it rather than putting it down the drain.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 12:38PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

I take the container out and empty the water right on all my plants in barrels and pots.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 1:12PM
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jannie

My air conditioner is in the attic. It drains into a rain barrel and I use the water for my outside flower plant containers.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:05AM
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Cynic

My mother used the water in the steam iron.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 5:07PM
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azzalea

We always use the water for the dehumidifier to water the plants/grass outside. Seems a shame to waste it, especially since you're paying for the energy used to collect it.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 7:09PM
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lazy_gardens

The drain for the condensate from out AC will end up outside, where I can use it for the gardens.

I don't know how much there will be, but it's going onto the plants and not down the drain.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 7:18PM
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