From: Beth Shepard <Beth.Shepard**At_Symbol_Here**SIAL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Built in eyewash drainage alternatives?
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 08:27:58 -0500
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Could you run a corrugated tube (I'm thinking of something like the sump pump discharge tube) from the discharge pipe to the nearby floor drain you mentioned? You'd have to physically attach the tube to the wall/cabinets so it's not a tripping or evacuation hazard.

It's not an ideal solution, but it's cheaper than digging up the floor/walls.

Beth Shepard

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Wilhelm, Monique <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
I would love to hear any responses to this as well as I am having this type installed with my remodel.


Monique Wilhelm
Laboratory Supervisor/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI 48502

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Stuart, Ralph
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:25 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Built in eyewash drainage alternatives?

Another question from this week's lab inspections:

We have a 2004 Science building with eyewashes built into the wall (similar to the design found at ). When the eyewash is activated, the water flows back into the drain in the wall and then expelled onto the floor under the eyewash in an ever-growing puddle. My immediate concern is that the water comes out of a pipe which is between 6 and 10 inches from the floor. (There is a floor drain in the area of the pipe which serves the safety shower as well.) The imedidate problem is that location of the drain pipe is low enough that collecting water from it when flushing the eyewash is difficult; we currently use a secondary containment b!
in tipped under the pipe in such a way that we're able to collect about 1/3 of the capacity of th!

e bin.

I wonder if anyone on the list has developed a modification to this design that is reasonably priced (we're talking about 20 units with this condition) that would allow for collection of the flush water in a way that is convenient for the person conducting the flushing? This design also presents challenges for the emergency eyewash use case, but that's not my primary motivation in considering modifications; I'm more concerned with enabling more frequent flushing of the eyewashes.

Thanks for any experience with this question.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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