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Old 07-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Removing washing machine drain from septic


We are trying to remove out washing machine drain line from out septic tank line. We were thinking of a dry bed drain. What is the best material to use??

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They make a perforated plastic dry well (dry bed) liner to put in the hole you dug. An alternative is bricks laid not without mortar with a prefabricated concrete or steel lid. Then just about anything (PVC pipe suggested) can be used to re-route the washing machine drain line to that.

Some city codes may prohibit the use of a dry well for anything other than plain water such as rain water.

You really should not need to re-route your washing machine drainage from your septic tank unless you are experiencing septic system problems.

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Check with your Heatlh Department before doing this. It's illegal in many places.
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