I have an old house that has a cast iron pipe that runs along a cinder
block wall in the basement and then goes through the wall and exits
the house. It's probably about 40" from the basement floor to the
pipe. The clothes washer has always drained into a hole in the
basement floor, but that drain gets plugged up once in a while and
then I have to call Roto Rooter to clean it out.
Someone told me that it is possible to tap into the sewer pipe and use
it for the clothes washer drain. Does anyone know how this is done and
where to get the parts and how well it works?
Don't forget the trap and be sure the venting works. You may need a
Studer Vent. Two issues. You don't want the retreating water to pull
the water out of your trap and you don't want the washer hose
siphoning sewer water back into the washer.
Actually, I decided to have a plumber do it for me at the same time he
was installing a new water heater for me and that's how he did it. The
height of the drain tube did worry me a little bit since it's at least
a couple of feet above the top of the washer, but it does seem to work
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