Everstar portable air conditioner why does it have 2 ways to drain ?

drian bucketPortable ACI have an everstar portable air conditioner unit and it has a drain bucket built into the unit as well as a hose that attaches to the back of the unit ,

why is there 2 sources of drain for this ?

do they drain different parts of the AC?

maybe one for the condenser and one for the evaporator?
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Basically, if you have a floor drain your basement, you can set up your air conditioner so it is on the “continuous drain” option. To do this, you simply keep the drain hose discussed earlier connected to the drain plug and feed it down into your basement floor drain.
If the hose is not connected, then the condensation drips into the bucket. If the bucket is allowed to fill up, then a float trips a sensor that shuts off the unit. Like @dmwynne said, a floor drain and a hose will enable "continuous" mode, which bypasses the bucket so you never have to monitor it.

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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
ok so if i plug the drain like in this image then all will run to the bucket that is built in

ok I think i get it now

the thing is I am missing the bucket part  so can I plug the drain for the bucket and have it drain out the back hose

maybe not a good idea ?
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
drain in the backwater tank plug
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
i can't see how it bypasses the bucket , the outlet on the back of the unit is higher that the bucket

i guess i should have mentioned that i don't have the bucket right now
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
thanks for the help guys , sorry this to so long to close !
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