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Old 10-09-2006, 11:38 AM   #31
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Push n Go Fittings

If there the ones I'm thinging of, there code approved, put I would not plumb my house with them, if they are brass and have a plastic collar on the ends, then those are them, if there nothing like these I talked about then I think nothing of them.

Hoses, not the hoses that have shut offs on them but hoses alone.

The reason behind not connecting it to the maindrain is, well lets me just say this, you can use a pan and have it go to a drain, via a floor drain, laundry sink but it have to be an indirect connection, not directly connected to the drain, doing this eliminates the floor drain on 2nd floor and no primer is needed.

Keep in mind, and I'm talking put yourself in the situation where a hose did burst, that water is going to be spraying everywhere, and trust me, it will not be directed towards just the pan. Will the pan accommodate all the water, No, the main reason to install a pan is so is the pump on the washer you will see the problem real soon.
Here's a link to the push 'n go fittings: http://www.durapex.com/PushNGo.asp

So for the pan drain I could just route it to my sump pit or even the drain where my water softener and water heater drain too..?

What are you saying here: Will the pan accommodate all the water, No, the main reason to install a pan is so is the pump on the washer you will see the problem real soon....?

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Those are not the brass ones. so i would say there not approved, I would not use them.

Yes you could just route it to a sump pit or any open drain, i.e floor drain, laundry sink.

The pan for a washer it there if the waher it's self leaks, it not for if the hoses burst.
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If you going to install a washer on the second floor make sure you install one of those electic water shut off values on it. Basically its a electric box mounted on the wall which will automatically turn the pressure for the hoses on and off. You would be suprised how much damage a wash machine hose can do on the second floor if it fails. It cheap backup. Well not real cheap i think they cost in the 200 range. If you install one the hoses will ONLY be under pressure when wash machine is in use.

http://www.watts.com/pro/divisions/w...ntelliflow.asp

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Well I finally got around to starting this project and a few things became a lot easier with the plumbing. It turns out that the H/C lines are coming up through the floor right next to my new W/D location!

There is also the 1.5" PVC vent pipe which ties right into the old washer drain. I assume I can tap into this pipe for my new drain?

Also, my old washer hook-up has water hammers, which I plan to leave. If the plumbing system has water hammers somewhere in the lines do I need a second set on my new washer connection?

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