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  • Ideas for this washer drain?

    as you can see the drain is much higher than the washer and the washer hose by itself does not even reach..we want to add a slop sink next to the washer,I believe a pump would be needed for the sink and I was wondering can the washer drain into the sink then be pumped into the drain?...thanks
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  • #2
    Re: Ideas for this washer drain?

    yes, that's the way 99% of households that have it in the cellar do it. a pump is needed provided the drain doesnt run below the sink. be aware that in some areas, venting of the pump is allowed to be open (that is, a candy-cane back into the sink). this may result in some unwanted odors but will prevent vapor lock of the pump from soap bubbles. make sure a proper check valve is installed. Liberty, and other companies, provide a good closed system for wash tubs. Stay away from pumps that mount directly to the drain.
    Last edited by Plumber Punky; 06-18-2013, 07:26 PM.

    ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder


    • #3
      Re: Ideas for this washer drain?

      Out here in upc land, a washing machine trap has to be between 6"- 18" from the floor. Tail piece min.18" and max 30" total length above the trap weir.

      So your photo would never be legal In upc land.

      phoebe it is


      • #4
        Re: Ideas for this washer drain?

        I know the Guy that plumbed that ! Same Guy that's been looking for His vise grip, HE LEFT ON THE DRYER KNOB ! HE HE
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .