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Old 12-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Relocating Washer/Dryer a few feet


I have some questions regarding relocating my washer and dryer a few feet from where they currently live in the kitchen. I want to make a new laundry closet off of the main hallway.

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is the existing drain pipe and washer supply in the wall in the kitchen. It is a shared drain with the bathroom sink behind it.

existing layout:
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proposed layout changes:
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So, the questions:
1. Can my planned changes be done without moving the existing drain pipe? I will get a plumber to add some new supply lines if/when necessary, but I don't want to have to have any concrete work if not truly necessary.

2. Can the dryer vent be vented into the attic and then out elsewhere without problems? Right now it's vented out through a duct through the lower kitchen cabinetry.

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Thank you for your help,
Nate
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1. very possible to plumb without breaking slab, but not for sure- need to see existing roughin.
2. I don't know
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Can't tell without opening up the wall--sorry--
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yes I agree with the others however imo it should work..drain that is.... all that should be needed is to extend drain to new location inside wall ..I would be alittle concerned about the vent though..water line not a problem...
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yes I agree with the others however imo it should work..drain that is.... all that should be needed is to extend drain to new location inside wall ..I would be alittle concerned about the vent though..water line not a problem...
I'm not certain it is vented now. Would I simply go in the attic and look for a pipe upward to determine that? House was built in 1959 and laundry seems to be a later addition.
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I'm not certain it is vented now. Would I simply go in the attic and look for a pipe upward to determine that? House was built in 1959 and laundry seems to be a later addition.
yes you can look in attic to see if it has a vent......washer is draining in the same drain now that you are talking about moving right.....its working now ......should work after it is moved a few feet......just that we have to plumb to code ....vent is needed to meet code
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yes you can look in attic to see if it has a vent......washer is draining in the same drain now that you are talking about moving right.....its working now ......should work after it is moved a few feet......just that we have to plumb to code ....vent is needed....
Oh OK I understand. Is adding a vent a large job/expense for a plumber (or maybe even a homeowner)? Also no one has mentioned the dryer vent. Any input on that? Thank you by the way and happy holidays.
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where is the dryer vented now???? vent not a big deal just a very good idea for proper operation.....
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