Currently my washer is on the main floor of the house. I want to do some
remodeling that will place it in the basement. The concern is that there are
no drains in the basement and the outflow pipe to the septic is halfway up
the basement wall.
It would be higher than the washer by several feet.
Is there a realistic way around this problem or am I stuck keeping the
washer on the main floor.
If you don't have a sump pump and pit that ties into your drain
system, then the only alternative is to bust up the basement floor, put
a sump pit in, and drain the WM into it.
I know it sounds like a lot of work (it's not that bad really), but
there's the added advantage of protecting the basment with a new floor
I assume you mean that you cut into the sewer line, and branched
off with a 2" drain, and then put a trap in with a short standpipe. I
suppose I've done it too, in a pinch, but the venting problems for an
unprotected trap like that are numerous.
You didn't mean that you put a 3" or4" house trap on the line, right?
I cant remember the manufacturer, but I have seen a floor mounted
laundry tub that would drain into a pressure activated pump that would
allow you to place the washer in the basement. Check with a local
plumbing supply shop and they should be able to help you.
On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 21:41:07 -0400, "Chris Coates"
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