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Old 02-24-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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I know that water doesn't drain up hill, but what kind of inexpensive way can I drain a free-standing laundry tub into the same drain for my washer, which is higher, of course, than the laundry tub drain. I was thinking of some type of pump. The floor is a cement slab, BTW. Would sure appreicate feedback.

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A sump pump might do it.
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Put a tee in the line where it comes up past the sink and put a P trap in it and do it right!! Put it in the pipe that goes up to the roof as a stack!! Use a couple no hub connections or glue in proper pieces and fittings. Maybe glue the bottom and no hub the top!!
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They used to make a pump/pan just for this puropse. Dont have a brand but I think you can Google it and can find it. Horrible Dump used to carry them
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Put a tee in the line where it comes up past the sink and put a P trap in it and do it right!! Put it in the pipe that goes up to the roof as a stack!! Use a couple no hub connections or glue in proper pieces and fittings. Maybe glue the bottom and no hub the top!!
Got'cha. I was taking my husband's word for it when he said it couldn't be done without a pump. Then, after your note, I climbed up on the washer with a flash light and saw it could be done, also found some missing socks back there.

In fact, there is a clean out plug that could be reduced to fit a smaller pvc fitting and it's approximately 13 inches from the floor. There is already a P trap and stack, of course for the washer. Assuming the sink's lowest point is higher than 13 inches from the floor, it should be a no brainer. To be fair, my dear husband had forgotten what it looked like behind the washing machine. Hey, I didn't work in hardware/plumbing for three years for nothing.

Your note helped a lot, I knew just what you were talking about.

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I know that water doesn't drain up hill, but what kind of inexpensive way can I drain a free-standing laundry tub into the same drain for my washer, which is higher, of course, than the laundry tub drain. I was thinking of some type of pump. The floor is a cement slab, BTW. Would sure appreicate feedback.

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Home Depot or Lowes (just don't remember which one) has Flotec all-in-one system for such needs. I saw it when I was running by the pumps isle. It consists of a closed container, a sump pump and all necessary hardware in it to solve issues like yours. Sorry not to remember more details, but I actually thought to myself at the moment "What a neat idea!" when I saw the set..
Check that out - http://www.flotecpump.com/asp/Product.asp?PId=305

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Thanks, remi999, skymaster, justdon, Mike Swearinge

I appreciate your advice(s) and help. Turns out, justdon's idea worked, it's all installed. Man, I've always wanted a untilty sink. Now, when it's time to clean out the paint pans, no more messing up my kitchen.

Hope this post helps other people too.

Remi999, thanks for the link, that's a good one to bookmark.

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