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Old 01-05-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Okay, I had this theory (I know it's kind of like hold my beer I'm going to try sumthin).

In my house the laundry room is on the back side of a bedroom wall. The drain runs thru the shared wall. If you run a load of wash at bedtime, when the washer drains it will wake you up. So I figured 'I know' I will extend the drain hose deep into the pipe and it will stop a lot of the noise of water hitting the PVC. WRONG..... since the additional hose reached deep into the pipe it sat up a siphon action. When you ran a load of wash the drain would pull water out of the tub as fast as it added.

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get it repiped in cast iron. very quiet and will last for years

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In my house the laundry room is on the back side of a bedroom wall. The drain runs thru the shared wall. If you run a load of wash at bedtime, when the washer drains it will wake you up.
Doesn't the sound of the washer running keep you up, never mind the draining?
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Sounds like the easiest way to handle this is to wash at other hours. It's a lot cheaper than cast iron installation.
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Homerepairguy: it really doesn't make enough noise otherwise.

Coldiron: Thats exactly what I will do. No washing late at night.
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