Unused large central closet to become Laundry room.
Hi! This is my first post on this forum, so I hope I'm not treading on a dead subject. My wife and I are buying an untouched (that's right, COMPLETELY original) 1960's ranch style house. The washer & dryer are currently in the garage, and their little nook is eating up a large chunk of our kitchen, which we plan to remodel soon.
We have a large closet located centrally in the house. The closet shares a wall with our HVAC & water heater, and is located laterally from the guest/hall bath.
I would like to turn this large, unused closet into a small laundry area. The water and power are close enough to not be an issue, and I can easily run a vent pipe through the attic and roof. My problem becomes one of drainage.
I'm very lost on my options here. I know the A/C has a drain and I'm certain that it's pipe can't handle the volume of a washing machine discharge. In y'all s opinions, what could I do? I'd hate to do it, but I'd be willing to go so far as jack hammering a trench to the hall bath and tie into the drainage there, but that seems extreme.
Any thoughts, opinions or heck, first hand experience would be greatly appreciated!!