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Hose Drainage There is a knockout port on the side of the dehumidifier. I talked to some guys at work and they said I'd be able to hook-up a hose to have continuous drainage into my subpump instead of constantly emptying the drainage pan. Am I able to do this with the Windchaser?

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Yes, that is what the knockout port was designed for. Make sure the hose you get does actually thread onto the hose connection port before you punch out knock out. The hose should be a standard garden hose connector.

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