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Old 11-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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This week I am going to start converting an extra bedroom on my 2nd floor to a laundry room. I just picked up the Samsung front loaders - so we'll see how true that commercial is about noise

In any case, The room will be used as a laundry room and office and I really wanted to put prefinished hardwood floors in the room to match the rest of the house. I was originally planning on putting ceramic tile down under the machines and a curb around the machines - with a floor drain in the middle of the tile, but the stands that go under the machine won't open if there is a curb in front of the machine. I am already planning on using the SS floodsafe hoses - that automatically stut off if they burst. I'll have an auto shut off valve installed in case of a water leak as well, but I still wanted to put in a floor drain just in case. So the question is, could I put a floor drain in the hardwood floors under the machine? I know if there is a flood the hardwood would get ruined but I hate to put tile in this room. Any suggestions???

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Old 11-15-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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Laundry Room Drain

This is another idea I saw in ASK THIS OLD HOUSE.The reason you want
to put a drain is to avoid having problems with the floor and any damage
it may cause on the room below. They (at this old house) installed
a metal pan underneath the washer with a special switch which shuts
any water once the pan is filled. You simply empty the pan after it is full
of water. This is just another idea.


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Old 11-16-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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Nothing prevents you from installing a floor drain, but the floor might not be pitched favorably and water may still accumulate elsewhere in the room if you had a catastrophe.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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