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Old 03-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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I want to install my washer in the basement the problem im having is the drain line is above the floor around six feet.How would i do the piping for this washer?

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[quote=toad605;612699]I want to install my washer in the basement the problem im having is the drain line is above the floor around six feet.How would i do the piping for this washer?Thanks

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You can get a pump system to pump it up to the drain line or mount the washer on a 6' high table as an alternative.
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Don't washers have built-in pumps? The drain for my washer is about 5' off the floor.
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Don't washers have built-in pumps? The drain for my washer is about 5' off the floor.
The pump in your washing machine was never designed to be used as a lift pump, and shouldn't be used as one.
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most washing machines are rated for 5-8 feet of lift, but the taller it goes the more risk of burning out the pump you have. also, my code says you have to have an 18" stand pipe on top of the trap for a laundry drain. that's gonna max out the washing machine very quickly. if it were me, i'd put in a small pump basin for the washing machine and probably put in a sink to drain it into as well. they're not that expensive, here's one from amazon that would work perfect http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Pumps-...0650060&sr=1-2
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Don't washers have built-in pumps? The drain for my washer is about 5' off the floor.
yes thats fine to use a sink pump system but u have to use a vent line which theres not one in that area..
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yes thats fine to use a sink pump system but u have to use a vent line which theres not one in that area..

not sure what you mean here...
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yes thats fine to use a sink pump system but u have to use a vent line which theres not one in that area..
yes you will need to find a vent line both for the pump basin and for the sink trap. you cannot use an AAV (studor vent) for this b/c of the pump basin
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My drain hooks in the waste line about 6 ' washer has been running for 21 years now flawless.

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