A: Better off using 26". Spec's state 2" Minimum and the 24" only gives you 1 3/4 inches. It might hit the drain, because it sticks out inside the pan a ways. I would think the height of the pan should be OK.
A: 18 gauge.
A: 30" is the diameter for the base, and 32" is the measurement for the rim.
A: I don't think so, that is made for PVC. PVC is cheap, easy to work with and much more durable than hose. You could simply use that to run to your pump and a few elbows.
A: As long as the conncections match, then why not.
A: Yes. The drain plug fitting is included.
A: NO! There is an adapter for connecting a drain line to it, but you would NOT want to plug it. That defeats the purpose. It's supposed to catch any leaks and route it either outside or to a drain to prevent flooding. If you plugged it, it would overflow.
A: It measures 2.5 inches deep.
A: Hello. We have over 200 in stock on Homedepot.com. Thank you for your interest.
A: Thanks for the feedback! It's a great question and we are going to look into this so we can get the aluminum drain pan thickness info added soon.
A: Not an answer, I'm bumping this. I have the same question. It's been a year and a half since the "manufacturer" said they would look for the gauge of the aluminum. Hard to believe it would take them more than an hour to find the build specs, or put a micrometer on it and post the results. Can anyone answer this?