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Just resurrecting this thread for a quick question ....

With all the wet and humid weather in the Northeast, I need to finally pull the trigger and get a dehumidifier for my basement train layout. I need to pump the water up about 36" so it can run into a sink and continuously drain, so I don't have to keep emptying a bucket.

I've looked at models both with and without an internal pump and can't get a positive answer from the retailers as to whether the internal pump is strong enough to pump the condensate up the 36". Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this.

Will the models with the internal pump be sufficient to pump up to 36" or should I just get a less expensive model with no internal pump and buy a separate condensate pump ?

Thanks in advance.

Truthfully, I'd go the separate pump route.  I've owned three different brands of dehumidifiers with the pump, and none of the internal pumps has lasted more than a year!  The internal pump clearly isn't nearly the quality of a separate condensate pump.  My old house had two condensate pumps for the A/C, and they lasted 8-9 years before I had to replace them.

I will say, the internal pump in the dehumidifiers were able to pump up three feet without issues, they just couldn't do it for more than a few months before they died.

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