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There is a containeer that fills with water and when it is filled it automatically shuts off the unit. I was told you can set up a water holes and run it to an external drain, but the hose that is connected to the unit gets smashed when I pull it out. In order for the unit to start again the container haas to be replaced and there is no room for the hose to come out without being smashed causing the water to fill the container and shut off..

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  • peartgallery Jun 18, 2009

    I have misplaced the manual, but I'm quite sure it said that I could hook up a hose to it without taking anything apart.

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You'll have to take it apart their is a switch which will have to be by passed .hook up your hose to a drain good luck . Tom

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