Highly doubt it. I bought a new washer for this place after the old one
caught on fire, and I had to extend the drain hose to reach the 5' or so
high collector on the wall. It works, but the cycles take a little longer.
If you don't have a washer drain in place, you need to be looking at one of
those plastic box and pump-with-a-float-switch kits, to make it to a drain
up in the ceiling. What level does your sewer main or septic line exit your
basement, and how close to the washer location is that? Having a plumber tie
a collector into that is the legal way to go. You do want a standpipe and
air gap, to make sure sewer line water can't get back into the washer.
BTW, in case you were gonna just run a line through band joist above sill
plate and spill it in the yard, that is illegal almost everywhere. Draining
washer into a drywell is getting to be frowned upon, too.
Wonder if the drain height is ever spec'd out in the owner's manual? I've
never bought a new washer,I have a pair of Kenmore that was used when I
bought them back in 1990. Also wonder if some of the newer hi-tech washers
even need the standing drain, seems simple enough to do away with.
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:40:55 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I know how to do it. I was curious as to if it's mentioned in the user's
manual. The standing hose needs to be maybe 6 inches higher than the
highest level inside the tub. I was also curious if any manufactures have
done away with this need, that's about it.
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