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Old 01-10-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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As I continue my basement remodel I have another question (not the last im sure).

I have a washing machine that currently drains into a large utility sink. I'm going to be moving the washer to another wall in the basement. Im going to be removing the sink and using the drain comming out of the sink to drain the wahser. I just ned to know about pipe placement for example: How high should the pipe run horizontally across the wall? How tall vertically should the pipe be that the washing machine drains into? and Where should the trap go? Heres a picture so you can see what im going to be draining into?
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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If you move your washer to the wall you pointed, wouldn't it be very far away from the drain and wouldn't you need to run the pipe in two walls?... I think there is a limit in length you can run the washer drain pipe, as it has no vent... so I really don't think it will work to use the drain you want... but I am not a plumber...

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The drain pipe from the sink is vented, where the tee is that goes into the floor. The pipe running up is the vent, it goes straight outside.

As far as the pipe in the wall, this little area in the picture is going to be closed in with a door. Its going to be a sererate laundry room, so appearance isnt important to me. Im not sure if there is some code though abouth having a pipe outside the wall.
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piipe outside the wall is not a problem... the problem is you need to albow the washer drain pipe from the washer position to the "vented drain" pipe position... that cannot be too far away I believe.... not to mention albow it... which I am not sure if it allow...

if you think about it... if it is too far away... the first part of the water travelling to the vented drain is not vented... which may cause problem for water spill at the wash machine....

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Thanks for the help Kui****g, anyone else have any more advice?
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The drain must have a vent within the required distance from the trap, here if the drain is 2" which all laundry lines need be, if not draining into a sink you can go 5' before it need to be vented, and this is only if the trap is also 2". If laundry drains into a tub, the line can be 1-1/2" and needs a vent out at 3'6", so from what I see in your picture, your going around the corner, so you will more then likly need to revent to make this work.
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Thanks for the advice.

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