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Old 02-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Move first floor laundry to basement?

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I can find info on moving basement laundry to first floor, but I'm thinking of doing the opposite, moving my first floor laundry to my basement. As it stands our "laundry room" is actually a hallway between the door from our garage to our kitchen, not a lot of room. I was thinking that I'd like to make that a mud room instead, and put my washer and dryer in the basement, like I've always been used to anyway. Is this possible without major construction for the washing machine drain?



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Old 02-26-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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We need to know what you have for drains down there----post a picture of the basement drains---

Do you have an ejector pit to pump sewage up to over head drains?

How old is the house?

PVC (plastic ) drain lines or black cast iron?

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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to add to mikes ? is there sewage pipes in floor of basement for a bathroom maybe and also if not how high is main drain pipe from floor and how far away from location from new washing machine location
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Found out that when we had the house built in 2003, we had them prep for a bathroom in the basement. Otherwise all the drains would be below the first level subfloor, or our sump pump. We are on a well and have a septic field, so there are no sewage drains. Only thing is the washer and dryer are on the back wall of the house and the bathroom prep in the basement is across the basement in the corner.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Well if they prepped for a bathroom, than you can likely move the washer to the basement without huge effort (other than physcially moving it which can be pretty hard)! I'm sure a pro will weigh in, but whatever they prepped, you may have to add a drain for the washer (maybe you could tie in somehow to a sink drain). Pay attention to where the venting is as well, a washer dumping gallons of water to an improperly vented drain will not be good.

Sewage is sewage... Your sewage lines simply go to your septic system.
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