I'm looking to move my washing machine to the other end of the kitchen,
and hence away from the existing plumbing. I'm fairly happy with
extending the inlet side, but I'm less sure about the waste. Ideally, I
would have arranged it with a constant shallow slope, starting a couple
of feet off the floor and joining into the sink waste just above the
floor at the other end. I intended to do this behind the kitchen units,
but I've just discovered that although the backs of the units are
several inches from the wall, the edges of each unit butt right up
against it and would block such a pipe.
So, my question is whether it would be ok to have a pipe that basically
lies on the floor for most of its length, rising at one end for the
washing machine and at the other to meet the existing waste pipe.
Obviously such a pipe would always have water sitting in it, which
doesn't sound ideal. But then again, so does the U-bend under every
sink, so perhaps it's ok?
Thanks for any advice, on the waste pipe in particular but also any
other tips for this kind of job.
- posted 12 years ago