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Old 08-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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I am adding a washer and utility sink to my basement. I have easy access to water lines but the drain line is a problem. The main waste line is about 12 feet away. My first question is it to far to run the 2 inch pvc drain line. My second question is how do I connect the utility sink drain line to the drain line for the washer. My wife does not want the washer to drain into the utility sink. Thanks for any advice.

Sorry, forgot to mention the vent is also 12 feet away above the main waste line.

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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12 feet is not to far to run a 2" line--as long as you can keep a proper pitch to the pipe--1/4" per foot---when you are ready someone will walk you through the pipe layout---essentially ,you need a T- for the sink--vent--and washer box----

One vent 1 1/2" should be able to service both fixtures----Mike-----

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Research "laundry standpipe" for the washer. I would attach something but I suck at that.

As oh mentioned, do you have a game plan for the venting, anything that you can tie into?

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The waste line is vented straight up. I'll attach pics when I draw it up. Thanks
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Garvin what state do you reside in and do you know which plumbing code they follow?
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If your code is the IPC you will need to run a minimun drain connected 40 inches downstream for the bottom of your stack that is 3 inch in size using a y fitting that is the same size of your stack. Once you get to the washer and laundry tray location you can turn up with a 3 inch 90 and bush the verticle down to 2 inch. Then all you need do is install a 2 inch tee with a 2 inch trap and a 36 inch 2 inch pipe for your washer discharge hose. Then above that instal a 2 by 1.5 by 1.5 inch tee and then a 1.5 inch trap to pick up your laundry tray. Off the top you will need to run a 1.5 inch vent to an existing vent or out the roof as 3 inch 12 inches above and below the roof. This is called a common vent.. The 3 inch drain is required in chapter four under washer machines.

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I live in Ohio. If I understand you correctly this is how it should look. see attachment.

Not sure where I should connect the vent?
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I thought you had a sink and a washer box----that would require three Ts--one for the vent--one each for the sink and washer---

Vent needs to be cut into an existing vent line ,if there is one for the basement--or a new one run up into the attic---

A was surprised that the inspector ( ghostmaker) said that 3" is now required for a washing machine drain------I hope he comes back and adds more info----Mike----
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I will have a utility sink and washer so i guess I will need another T for the vent. There is an existing vent in the basement but it is 12 feet away by the waste line. Do I just run the vent parallel with the 2 inch drain (or 3 inch according to (ghostmaker) all the way to the vent?

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Thanks for the details. I think I understand but where do I connect the vent?
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Vent pipe must be above the height of the drain stack for the washing machine--so ,no,you can't run it in the trench for the drain----most times the vent is inside the wall or up in the ceiling---
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This setup assumes that there are no other fixtures draining into the stack above fitting #5. In other words above fitting #5 is all venting.
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I live in Ohio. If I understand you correctly this is how it should look. see attachment.

Not sure where I should connect the vent?
Your image shows 2 fixtures on one trap- this is not allowed.
Since you're in Ohio, you need to follow IPC code requirements- which Ghost spelled out for you

I don't know IPC code that well, but I believe the 3" is now required for suds relief- as is the 40" downstream connection point to the building drain.
UPC has similar requirements for commercial applications- not residential.

Are you sure the existing vent is actually a vent and not a drain from upstairs?
What is it venting in the basement?
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If your in Ohio I would suggest you contact your local building department or health department and get a home owner plumbing permit. I'm sure your local inspector will be glad to help you do it in a proper manner.

No your drawing is incorrect. 1 tee 1 fixture not what you have drawn.

Contact your local plumbing inspector. It might be me.....
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SECTION 406 AUTOMATIC CLOTHES WASHERS

406.1 Approval.


Domestic automatic clothes washers shall conform to ASSE 1007.

406.2 Water connection.


The water supply to an automatic clothes washer shall be protected against backflow by an air gap installed integrally within the machine conforming to ASSE 1007 or with the installation of a backflow preventer in accordance with Section 608.

406.3 Waste connection.


The waste from an automatic clothes washer shall discharge through an air break into a standpipe in accordance with Section 802.4 or into a laundry sink. The trap and fixture drain for an automatic clothes washer standpipe shall be a minimum of 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter. The automatic clothes washer fixture drain shall connect to a branch drain or drainage stack a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter. Automatic clothes washers that discharge by gravity shall be permitted to drain to a waste receptor or an approved trench drain.

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