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Aprilaire 600 bypass water flow rate

I'm researching installation of a humidifer in my home. The Aprilaire 600 specs fit my home but I'm concerned about a note in the literature regarding bypass water to flush the water panel (1 qt/5min or 3 gals/hr).

I don't have a floor drain but use a sump with a pump for furnace discharge. Is the 3 gal/hr only when its in a flush cycle or is it continuous?

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The water is only dispensing over the evaporator pad while the furnace is in the heating mode. When the furnace finishes cycling the humidifier will also stop.

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