I have a home built in 1954. The washer machine is in the garage. The
washer empties into a tub sink next to the washer. The problem is the
sink overflows. There is a small drain in the sink, 1 inch diamater
with a small sink trap to cacth the lint. It catches too much lint and
nothing drains. I am tired of the garage flooding.... can anyone think
of another solution to how I can dispose of the used water?
I have heard of people placing an old nylon stocking over the washer
drain hose and capturing the lint that way. If the problem is lint
slowing the flow in the drain of the sink, perhaps it might help?
BTDT..... I have a house built in 1930 with an old cast iron /
porcelein laudry tub. I have the a similar problem in that the opening
in the sink drain as an X obstruction that catches link.
Luckily the tub has a fairly large capacity & acts like a storm water
retention basin. By the time the level rises to within 4 or 5 inches
of the top of the sink, the washer is done emptying.
The only overflows I get are from stuff left in the sink. :)
You could re-plumb & bypass the sink.
Does removing the link prevent overflow? If so just do it more often,
on a schedule like every Saturday.
The other thing I have not tried is a perforated tube shoved into the
drain to act as a lint filter.
Put a lint filter over the discharge hose to catch most of the lint
*before* it gets to the drain. There's metal and plastic versions,
they're about a dollar each or less.
A section of old pantyhose will work, but the finer mesh clogs quickly
so needs to be checked after every few loads to be sure the water is
still flowing freely.
Use a wire tie or hose clamp to hook it to the hose.
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