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lilerm8302 10-18-2008 07:55 PM

Installing new utility tub in basement
 
Hi, we own a 1958 home in Ohio. We recently ripped out a basement "concrete" utility tub, which was located next to the washer and dryer. The washer drained it's discharge into this tub. The utility tub then had a black flexible hose that ran from the tub to a hole in the concrete, which appears to be a drain with no cover. Also, the "hole" has another pipe that comes from the water heater, and drains into it.
Our question is whether we can just re-create the same set-up for the new "lighter" utility tub? We would like to do everything up to code, so as to not incur expenses later for re-sale. Any helpful tips or feedback?

Marvin Gardens 10-18-2008 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by lilerm8302 (Post 173764)
Hi, we own a 1958 home in Ohio. We recently ripped out a basement "concrete" utility tub, which was located next to the washer and dryer. The washer drained it's discharge into this tub. The utility tub then had a black flexible hose that ran from the tub to a hole in the concrete, which appears to be a drain with no cover. Also, the "hole" has another pipe that comes from the water heater, and drains into it.
Our question is whether we can just re-create the same set-up for the new "lighter" utility tub? We would like to do everything up to code, so as to not incur expenses later for re-sale. Any helpful tips or feedback?

Your house was built in 1958. I am sure that was acceptable back then. No one expects you to chip up the concrete to set it up the way that it should be with a real drain.

You will be fine if that is the way it was when you got the house.

majakdragon 10-18-2008 10:48 PM

Guessing that the "hole" is a floor drain with no cover. This is typical. I would say to go ahead and run the new set-up the same way.

JDC 10-19-2008 01:52 AM

If you want to get everything up to code then you cannot recreate the same setup you just took out. A proper drain and vent for your utility tub needs to be installed.

lilerm8302 10-19-2008 08:08 PM

Thanks to all!
 
It has been done! It might not be up to code, but it's the same way it was before the tear down.

JDC 10-20-2008 04:50 AM

LoL....I kind of figured you'd scab it back together even though you stated in your original post that you wanted to keep everything up to code. Congrats!


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