Converting utility sink to standpipe?
My washer drains directly into a utility sink. Due to pipe clogs, the stopper accidentally being left in the sink, clothes falling into the sink, etc., the utility sink has overflowed several times over the years, resulting in water damage to our wood floors. We're having the floors replaced and I want to end this situation by putting in a standpipe. At the same time, I want to tear out the utility sink so my dryer and washer can be side-by-side.
My question is: When I remove the utility sink, can I just use the existing trap for a standpipe? This would save me having to tear out the drywall. I would adjust the trap 90 degrees so it's parallel with the wall -- is this a bad idea overall?