||02-27-2007 08:53 PM
Relocating a washing machine.
Hello everyone this is my first post on this site. My house was built in the fifties with the washer in the kitchen. I would like to move the washer out to the garage next to my dryer, but being that i'm not a plumber I'm not sure the best approach. The house is on a slab, so there is no access to the plumbing and the main drain is in the middle of the front yard between two old, big trees with tons of roots. I'd also have to cut the drive way in order to run a new line to the drain. Much more work then I'd like to dedicate to this project. I would like to extend the copper water supply lines up through the wall across the attic about 20' and down to the new location. For the drain I was thinking about welding up a stainless steel tub to fit behind the washer, running the washers drain in to it, and putting a sump pump in it to pump the water up and across the attic to the original drain. I work as a maintenance mechanic in a dairy plant, so I'm familiar with copper, pvc, and pretty much everything else, but I'm not sure about the drain issue. Does anyone have any ideas on this.